Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, yesterday swore-in another female, Mrs. Susan Dupe Oluwole, as the 20th Head of Service in the state with a charge for her to introduce innovations that would not only move the service forward but create conditions for high performance by civil servants.
Speaking during the swearing in at Government House, Ilorin, Dr. Ahmed tasked the new head of service to “innovate new approaches to ensure efficiency and enhance government’s capacity to meet the aspirations of the people, especially in the area of internally generated revenue and optimal resource utilization”.
According to the governor, 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 weak bureaucracy challenges efficiency in government”, the governor said.
Dr. Ahmed, 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 Mrs. Oluwole to build on the efficient civil service.
Responding, the new Head of Service, Mrs. Susan Oluwole assured Governor Ahmed that she would do her utmost best to justify the confidence repose on her.
Mrs. Oluwole who dedicated her appointment to God and the womenfolk sought the continuous support of the Governor and civil servants in making positive impacts on the state’s civil service.