Kwara state Govenor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazq has assured Kwara workers of the prompt payment of salaries despite the stay work from home order in respect of COVID 19 pandemic ravaging world countries.
Governor AbdulRazaq reiterated the commitment of his government to ensure that kwara workers do not suffer any loss by complying with the directive which is aimed at the good of all.
Speaking with Journalists in Ilorin at the Sobi Specialist Hospital centre, Isolation center on Monday, the governor who said that he was aware that some civil servants are still moving around instead of the stay at home order passed down urged them to be more responsible in observing the order in the interest of the state.
He maintained that an e-government facilities is been put in place to enable workers perform their duties from home and that the Permanent Secretary will call on whoever is needed for official reasons adding that the role of governance will not be affected in any way by the stay at home order.
He threatened that the state might have to introduce more stringent measures to ensure strict compliance adding: “Because we don’t have a case yet, people are relaxed about it but like I said earlier, we are going to take more measures this week to ensure people compliance.”
“Civil servants should sit at home, clean the environment and take care of their families. It is time to take care of their communities, ensure the community is free, that is very important.
Governor AbdulRazaq said that though there is no reported case of Coronavirus outbreak, the state is working in collaboration with the federal government to establish screening centers at the zones to reduce pressure on Lagos center.
Speaking on the Isolation centre in Ilorin, he said that the centre can conveniently accommodate 15 patients, adding, within a couple of weeks, the facility will be extended to accommodate up to a 100 patient as the state and federal government are working round the clock to come up with better measures to contain the disease.
The governor also commended the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari and CAN leadership for suspending congregational prayers and Church service in the state during this period.