GROUP TASKS MINISTERS ON PERFORMANCE
BY OGECHI OHAEGBULAM
A group, Youth Ask for Good Governance, YAGG, has challenged all those appointed into federal cabinet to see their appointments as a call to public service.
Tasking the new appointees to see their appointments as an opportunity to contribute to President Goodluck Jonathan's transformation agenda, the group in a statement by its National Co-ordinator, Mr John Chijena, commended the President for the re-appointment of Mrs Deziani Allison-Madueke and Chief Mike Oghiadomhe as Minister of Petroleum and Chief of Staff, respectively, saying the appointments were based on their commendable performance in the last dispensation.
The group said: 'Those re-appointed should see their appointment as a way of rendering selfless service to the people and not a way of making juice from the people.
'Also, they should see their office as a place for all Nigerians and not only for their families and cronies. On the part of Nigerians, the offices of these appointees should be seen as a place for serious business and not where we go to ask for frivolous assistance which do not make meanings or benefit to the country.
'As the saying goes, to whom much is given, much is expected'. Therefore, these appointees must ensure they do not fail Mr. President who appointed them based on the fact that he believes that they the can deliver the benefits of democracy and good governance.