By Balkis Tijani.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State, arrived the State Secretariat, Ilorin at about 7:55am on Monday and found most offices shut and workers yet to resume for their duties.
Stunned at the situation, the governor was said to have tarried for an hour at the secretariat complex before leaving.
INSIDER gathered that, as at the time Governor Abdulrazaq left the secretariat, only about a fraction of the staff had arrived for work.
In a statement later issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, Abdulrazaq urged the state civil servants to be business-like and efficient in service delivery, stressing that late coming and poor attitude to work will not be tolerated.
The statement reads: “The Governor is not happy that he got to the Government Secretariat at about 7:55a.m. on Monday and for over one hour only a few workers were at work. Most offices were still locked as at 9a.m. He feels very unhappy about such an attitude and calls for change.
“Late coming and poor attitude to work certainly will not be tolerated. The civil service should be business-like and efficient in service delivery. As we try to support the civil service to deliver on its mandate, we expect a drastic shift from old practices that have taken our state nowhere.”