Heads of MDAs who fail to attend MTEF/FSP sessions should be sacked – Senate

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The Senate on Thursday said any head of ministries, departments and agencies of government who absented from the 2024-2026 MTEF/FSP interactive sessions should be sacked.

The upper legislative chamber has made it mandatory for physical appearances of heads of government agencies at MTF/FSP sittings, while they called on President Bola Tinubu to sack any unserious government officials.

Reading the riot act at the formal opening of the interactive session jointly organised by its committees on Finance, Appropriations, National Planning, Local and Foreign Debts, the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, insisted on the sack of any head of a government agency who refuses to attend the session.

He said: “If you don’t plan how to succeed then you have planned to fail. I therefore remind our committee that any serious appointee or any head of any agency that is interested in the success of President Bola Tinubu’s administration ought to be here.

“The chairman of the lead committee ( Finance), should give me the list of all the Heads of Agencies that you invited who have failed to show up in this session, this is the beginning of their failure in their various offices.

“Any head of agency that sends representation here is not a serious person and therefore, the President must take a second look at such a person’ s appointment.

“It is not a threat but the truth. I shelved even my appointment to appear in Owerri today for the final rally of my party and all other schedules that I have to make sure that I appear so that we can strategize on how we can succeed.”

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