ILORIN—Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has called for a strong collaboration between the state government and civil servants to ensure quick development of the state.
Governor Ahmed made the call in a congratulatory message he sent to the civil servants in the state on the occasion of this year’s Civil Service Day.
As partners in progress ‘’in the Kwara Project,’’ he said only a harmonious working relationship between workers and the government would assist in the consolidation of the achievements of Dr Bukola Saraki and bring in order to attract more dividends of democracy to the people.
Ahmed, however, promised to continue to create conducive working environment for workers in the state and make their welfare paramount.
“As the engine room of government, you are expected to bring your experience and competence to bear in the formulation and implementation of government policies and programmes which I believe would be in the overall interest of all and sundry”, the governor said.
Alhaji Ahmed also used the occasion to renew his call on the striking workers of state-owned tertiary institutions to resume work in the interest of the state.
He also urged the striking workers to consider the recently approved 50 per cent increment in subvention to tertiary institutions as a practical demonstration of the state government’s determination to address workers’ welfare.
The governor further enjoined the workers to remain patient and allow the new administration under his leadership to settle down, adding that arrangement was already being put in place to address some of the identified problems in the civil service, assuring that his administration would continue to build on the existing cordial relationship between workers and the government with a view to invigorating the civil service and making it the envy of others in the country.