Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed on Tuesday sworn-in another woman, Mrs Susan Dupe Oluwole, as the state’s 20th Head of Service.
Swearing in the new Head of Service at the Government House, Ilorin, Ahmed charged her to introduce innovations that would not only move the service forward but create conditions for high performance by civil servants.
He tasked the new head of service to come up with new initiatives to ensure efficiency and enhance government’s capacity to meet the aspirations of the people.
Ahmed also tasked the new head of service to focus more on internally generated revenue and optimal resource utilization.
“We live in an increasingly dynamic, technology-driven world on one hand, while we are faced with dwindling government resources on the other.”
“The civil service is the engine room of government and necessary ingredient of good governance while a weak bureaucracy challenges efficiency in government”, the governor said.
He, therefore, urged Mrs Oluwole to re-enact the commitment, devotion and teamwork responsible for the excellence that the civil service in Kwara State is renowned for.
The governor appreciated the immediate past Head of Service, Hajia Zahra Omar for her contribution to the state’s civil service and advised her successor to build on the efficient civil service.
Responding, the new Head of Service, Mrs Oluwole assured the governor that she would do her best to justify the confidence reposed in her.
Mrs Oluwole, who dedicated her appointment to God and the womenfolk, solicited support of the Governor and civil servants to make positive impacts on the state’s civil service.