A pro-democracy group, The Natives, has implored President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to ensure the new ministers to either deliver on his Renewed Hope Agenda or resign from office.
The Natives, which comprises various ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, with about 20 millions members across the country, vowed to focus on all the ministries and parastatals to ensure “it is not business as usual.”
According to the group, while President Tinubu has shown and demonstrated good leadership as a father with a large heart, the appointees must reciprocate by excellent performance or be booted out.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Supreme Leader of the group, Hon Smart Edwards, said Nigerians must win in terms of governance this time around.
He stated: “We are total and firm believers in the Renewed Hope administration, so we will give you, the citizens, support. We will be at your doors, will keep you on your toes, meet you in the field, monitor and evaluate your progress and will not be afraid to spot you out or call for you to be booted out. This time around Nigerians must win.
“The undaunting task to renew the hope of Nigerians through creative and innovative solutions has been signaled unmistakably.
“We are all aware of the sacrifices Nigerians have had to make in the face of the bold decisions to rescue our country by President Tinubu and the challenges of temporary pain confronting the people.
“Thank you, Mr President. You have given us a combination of courage, open mindedness, experience, inclusion and performers. With the cooperation of a People-centered National Assembly the stage is set.
“To the Honorable Ministers, we say congratulations! We call upon you to be constantly aware of the Renewed Hope Covenant with the People.
“Hon. Ministers, come alive, wake up and rise up!! You are 45 of the best amongst us, do not be a disgrace to us, globally, collectively and Individually, we won’t tolerate failure.”