President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday declared open, the Mid-term ministerial performance review in Abuja, sparking uncertainly among his cabinet and other top government officials as to what lies ahead of them.
The assessment is for ministers, permanent secretaries and top government officials.
In sacking the former ministers of power, Saleh Mamman, and his agriculture counterpart, Sabo Nanono, on September 1, the president had warned that exercise would be a continuous process.
Presidency sources say that the president may be waiting for the outcome of the ongoing assessment to determine his next step, which may involve letting go of those who have not been able to measure up.
Speaking at the ceremony at the State House Conference Hall, he said he would stay throughout the two-day event to listen to all cumulative assessments over the last two years and some months.
“Two years and some months into the second term, the tradition of subjecting our projects and programs implementation to independent and critical self-review has taken firm roots through sector Reporting during Cabinet meetings and at Retreats,” he added.
President Buhari noted that the idea of the assessment is to identify weak areas with a view to strengthening the ability of the government to deliver the goods to the people.