They are eight in all: Ndakayo-Aishetu Gogo, Adeoye Adeleye Ayodeji, Rimi Nura Abba, Bako Deborah Odoh, Omachi Raymond Omenka, Ahmed Dunoma Umar, Watti Tinuke, and Ella Nicholas Agbo. ‘They’ here referring to the newest set of technocrats the Tinubu administration is injecting into the federal bureaucracy and whom he has tasked to go all out to operationalise his “Renewed Hope Mandate”.
Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of the newest set of technocrats, the president said he is expecting to see their expertise and competence unfold and manifest in making the Mandate happen, particularly as it regards revitalization of service delivery by federal ministries, departments and agencies.
The swearing-in ceremony preceded the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber of the State House in Abuja, witnessed by high state officials, from Vice-President Kashim Shettima to Senator George Akume, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr. (Mrs) Folashade Yemi-Esan, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation and Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, the Chief of Staff to the President.
This set is a product of a rigorous examination and processing, meaning they know what merit is all about and how to play by it.
They are in the eyes of the people, with particular reference to what the president calls service delivery, what some others have observed to be the chaos in the federal civil service as well as bureaucratic red tapism. The civil service is the engine room of the government if that requires restatement!