Keyamo roars, tells agency CEOs to perform or get sack

The performance bond entered into between President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his Ministers appears to have stirred the hunger to perform in the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), who at a stakeholders’ forum on Saturday told Chief Executive Officers of agencies under his ministry to sit up and perform to expectations or be shown the exit door.

According to him, the Key Performance Index (KPI) of the present administration will be a yardstick to measure the activities of all the CEOs and that he will not hesitate to wield the stick on anyone that falls short instead of losing his job.

The Minister said, “We had a three-day retreat with Mr. President, all the ministers. At the end of the day, we signed a performance bond. I also signed my performance bond yesterday (Friday). So, if you don’t want me to get sacked in the next few months, you need to support me.

“On this side, it is either I get sacked or they get sacked. So, it is a race to who will survive. That’s what I have told all my CEOs, somebody must die first, but before I die, I will take you down.”

He added: “As you are aware, Mr. President has unveiled his economic plan. The three-year economic revival plan that emerged from his inaugural Federal Executive Council meeting is anchored in an eight-point focus area targeted at addressing Nigeria’s socio-economic challenges.

He spoke of his desire to turn around the fortune of the sector and bemoaned the alarming rate at which airline companies in the country go out of business few years after coming into business, affirming that about a 100 airlines have folded up in the last 20 to 25 years in Nigeria.