Kwara governor commiserates with Emir of Gwanara over wife's death

.Tasks civil servants on punctuality to work
By Valentine Amanze

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Monday commiserated with the Emir of Gwanara, Alhaji Idris Sabi Kotokotogi, over the death of his wife, Hajia Hadizat.
Hadjia Hadizat died on Sunday at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital following a brief illness.
"I commiserate with His Royal Highness, the Emir of Gwanara, on this sad development, and pray the Almighty Allah to forgive her shortcomings and comfort the larger Gwanara family, including Kwara State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Danladi Yakubu Salihu," according to a statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, the governor's Chief Press Secretary.
The governor also prayed Allah to give the aged Emir long live and better health to continue to serve the people as one of Kwara's first class emirs.
Meanwhile, the Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Monday told the state civil servants that coming late to work was unhelpful for government business in the 21st century.

"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, the 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."
Besides, many workers, who came late to work, were locked outside the main gate by the time AbdulRazaq left the secretariat a few minutes before 10a.m.
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.

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