Kwara Governor locks out workers for coming late to work

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara state locked scores of civil servants outside the main gate of the old secretariat in Ilorin, the state capital for late coming.

The governor said to the civil servants that coming to work very late is not helpful for government business in the 21st century.

Many of the concerned workers were still locked outside the main gate by the time AbdulRazaq left the secretariat a few minutes before 10 a.m.

“The governor is not happy that he got to the Government Secretariat at about 7:55a.m.

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,” Rafiu Ajakaye, spokesman for the governor, said in a statement following the unscheduled visit.

“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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