By Daniel Idonor
ABUJAâ€”THIS weekâ€™s weekly meeting of the Executive Council of the Federation, EXCOF, scheduled for today has been shelved until next week, just as the National Security Council, NSC, meeting will hold today in its place.
The move, according to presidency source, is to enable members of the just constituted cabinet meet up with the deadline issued to them by the Acting President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, to come up with a comprehensive programme of action that is achievable within their stay in the ministries they currently head.
Investigation by Vanguard revealed that, as a result of the new assignment from the Acting President, cabinet members were said to have asked for this week, to enable them meet up with their responsibilities by next week Wednesday.
Inaugurating the cabinet on 6 April 2010, Jonathan had told members that “I will, therefore, continually monitor and evaluate your performance. Each of you has a portfolio but our responsibility will also be collective. This means that we must support one another, because together each achieves more.
“To me, he said, “the best instrument for the measurement of development is the yardstick of a steady improvement in the quality of life of our people in all areas. In the next two weeks my office will work with you to determine and agree on ministerial goals and targets including milestones”.