Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday locked scores of civil servants outside the main gate of the old secretariat in Ilorin, the state capital, for late coming.
Rafiu Ajakaye, the spokesman for the governor, who made the disclosure in a statement on Monday, said that when the governor paid an unscheduled visit to the secretariat at about 7:55 a.m. to 10 a.m on Monday, only a few workers were at work.
“The governor is not happy that he got to the Government Secretariat at about 7:55 a.m. Monday and for over one hour only a few workers were at work.
“Most offices were still locked as at 9 a.m. He feels very unhappy about such an attitude and calls for change,” Mr Ajakaye said.
“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,” the statement added.
Mr AbdulRazaq also commended the staff of the Children’s Hospital at Centre Igboro 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.