Kwara Governor barred workers from gaining entrance to secretariat over lateness

Governor Abdulrazaq

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq paid a surprise visit on Monday, August 19 to the state secretariat and some of the state civil servants were barred from the entrance over lateness and poor work attitude.

In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary Rafiu Ajakaye, the governor said he was unhappy that most offices were under lock with a large number of the workers yet to report to duty after he arrived by 7:55 a.m. He further revealed that for over one hour, only a handful were at their offices.

“Most offices were still under lock and key at 9 am. I felt very unhappy about such an attitude and I want a change of attitude on the part of our workers towards their work.

“Late coming and poor attitude to work certainly will not be tolerated. The civil service should be business-like and efficient in service delivery,” the statement read.

Most of the workers who came to work late were still locked outside the main gate by the time the governor left the secretariat a few minutes before 10am.