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KWARA: Gov AbdulRazaq locks out civil servants for late coming

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An unexpected visit by Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to the old secretariat in Ilorin, the state capital, witnessed the locking out of scores of civil servants on Monday, for late coming.

While expressing his displeasure at the number of civil servants who came late to work, Governor AbdulRazaq noted that late coming was unhelpful for government’s business in the 21st century.

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Following the unscheduled visit, Rafiu Ajakaye, spokesman for the governor in a statement said; “The governor is not happy that he got to the Government Secretariat at about 7:55a.m. Monday (yesterday) 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,” the statement added.

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