“Most offices were still under lock and key as of 9:00 a.m. I felt very unhappy about such an attitude and I want a change of attitude on the part of our workers towards their work,” he expressed in the statement following the unscheduled visit to government Ministries and departments in Ilorin, the state capital.
“Late coming and poor attitude to work certainly will not be tolerated. The civil service should be business-like and efficient in service delivery” adding, “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.”
The governor, while touring various offices in the old secretariat, asked the few workers present about their routines and what they needed to render better services to the public.
It was reported that hundreds of workers — who came late to work — were locked outside the main gate by the time Abdulrazaq left the secretariat a few minutes before 10:00 a.m.
Abdulrazaq however during his impromptu visit to inspect facilities at the Children’s Hospital at Centre Igboro, Ilorin on Sunday commended the staff for their dedication to work
“The Governor wishes to specially commend the staff of the Children’s Hospital for their exemplary service beyond the call of duty. He appreciates them and urges them to continue that way,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, the governor had directed the Kwara State Scholarship Board to present a memo detailing the state of students’ bursaries and scholarships.
He gave the directive during the tour of the secretariat, adding that the board should direct all students to open accounts. He also asked the board to henceforth adopt e-payment for the disbursement of bursaries.