Gov Abdulrazaq tasks new commissioners on prudence, team work





Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has said his administration has achieved a lot in the area of fixing basic infrastructure and bringing governance closer to the people, adding however that the government still has a lot of grounds to cover.



According to a release by Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abdulrahman stated this on Wednesday evening shortly after the three new commissioners were inaugurated.



“We have delivered quite much, particularly in basic amenities and social infrastructure that were hitherto lacking. But we still have huge grounds to cover. So, it is no time for full blown politics. We must keep our eyes on the ball, which is service to the people of Kwara State who have entrusted us with their mandate,” he said.




The commissioners are: Hajia Saadatu Modibbo Kawu (Education and Human Capital Development); Mrs Bosede Olaitan (Communications); and Sabbah Yisa Gideon (Agriculture and Rural Development).



The Governor, however, tasked the cabinet members on prudence, team work, and sacrifice to achieve a greater Kwara State saying, “You are coming on board at a crucial time in the life of this administration and our state. Kwara state is undergoing a rebuilding process. Prudence, discipline, team work, and sacrifice have been our watch words.


“Revenue is drying up. Yet our administration is confronted with huge challenges of human capital and infrastructural development, and an urgent need to lift as many people as possible out of poverty. Every penny is being channeled to tackle this. The administration has a duty to chart a sustainable course for our state. That is why we can’t afford to be flamboyant or wasteful.”



Secretary to the State Government, professor  Mamman Saba Jubril for his part, said,  “I urge the honourable commissioners to be dedicated to their duties. They should be tolerant and completely loyal to the government. We acknowledged the honour for the swearing in ceremony. May God continue to honour you to serve the state.”



Modibbo Kawu, who spoke on behalf of the new commissioners, said they would join other stakeholders to succeed in the task before them.


“This moment means a lot to us. So, on behalf of my colleagues, I will like to express our appreciation to His Excellency the Governor. We know this is a trying period for the state. The resources we have cannot do a lot of things we intend to do. We will think outside the box and be innovative as much as possible to manage the little that we have to do much we can in our different ministries,” she said.


“We shall work with other critical stakeholders to achieve the goals of this administration.”

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