- The Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, stated that performance is directly related to capability; and the APC has no excuse for any failure to deliver
- El-Rufai noted that Nigerians voted the party into power in 2015, and had extremely high expectations for the government
- The governor stated that the party must focus on getting the right results; and not on how much effort they were putting in
Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna state, has disclosed that to make Nigerians happy, his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) must perform at all levels.
According to reports, the governor made his comments at the Arewa House, Kaduna, on Wednesday July 12, while speaking at a stakeholders’ conference on Public Service Delivery.
He stated: “Government has no excuse than to visibly perform its duty of ensuring that quality and effective service is rendered to the people.
“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, understand the challenges affecting performance, strength, weaknesses and identify areas for improvement.
“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 expectations.
“Unless we can find a sustained way of building government capability and capacity for improving service delivery in all facets of public live, I’m 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.
“I think it is Albert Einstein who said that insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different result.
“Therefore if we see that things are not working as they should in Nigeria, it means that we must change our way of doing things and the new paradigm must therefore focus on results, and not how much effort we put in place.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Sen. Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna Central) said the All Progressives Congress (APC) may lose Kaduna state in the 2019 governorship election if the state government’s “seeming anti people’s policies“ continues.
Sani spoke to newsmen in Kaduna shortly after he received a complaint from traders about Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s plan to demolish the famous Kasuwan Barci Market in the state.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of an APC official stating why his party could be voted out in 2019: