Juliet Jacob Ochenje

The Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, has described as unacceptable, the attitude of the management and staff of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) to delivering the organisation’s mandate, warning that it would no longer be business as usual.

The Minister, who made this known while addressing the management of the Commission at its headquarters in Maiduguri, urged them to work with a strategy that will help to deliver the Renewed Hope agenda of President Bola Tinubu, which is aimed at reducing poverty and humanitarian crises in the region.

Dr. Edu said she was disappointed over the Commission’s top management staff’s attitude to work, while stressing that only collaboration and partnership will help the commission to deliver on its mandate.

She frowned at a situation where various departments do not share knowledge or collaborate with others, leading to difficulties in achieving short, medium and long-term goals, warning that this won’t work under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu.

“It is a team work. We must all collaborate and stop the duplication and wastages,'” she warned.

“Enough of the joke. Working in silos and poor coordination will not give Nigeria results. We can’t continue with business as usual. Please let us make U-turn leave politics of division and face the job. Nigerians are waiting.

“President Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima are working together on how to reduce poverty and humanitarian crises in Nigeria, and this Commission is very strategic to the people of North Eastern part of Nigeria to drive the agenda.

“You must, therefore, fasten your belt and be goal-oriented. The only thing I want to see and hear is the result, and teamwork is key to achieving this,” she stressed.


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