No excuse for APC-led government to disappoint Nigerians – El-Rufai


Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, said on Wednesday the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government must perform visibly in order not to disappoint Nigerians.

The governor stated this in his keynote address at a stakeholders’ conference on Public Service Delivery, held at Arewa House, Kaduna.

He said politics should not interfere with service delivery to the people.

El Rufai said government must visibly perform its duty by ensuring that quality and effective services are rendered to the people.

He said: “There is no gain saying that performance is directly related to capability and capacity, that is why there should be continuous self -assessment of the system, structure and staffing. We must also understand the challenges affecting performance, strength, weaknesses and identify areas for improvement.

“Government has no choice but to visibly perform. This federal government was credibly elected by people of this country in 2015, and has continued to enjoy unwavering support and solidarity all the way.

“Having given so much to our government, including our state government, the people have legitimately had even unrealistic expectation, unless we can find a sustained way of building government capability and capacity for improving service delivery in all facets of public life. I am afraid this will leave our people who elected us to serve them feeling frustrated and disappointed and unfulfilled.

“It is in this respect that, I am of the strong view that public service delivery must be needs driven and governed by a coherent service charter with well -articulated performance and target, with appropriate sanctions for failure to deliver.

“Our public service must be energized in order to fulfill government’s capability and capacity to serve and deliver effectively.”

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