By Bukola Adama
Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has tasked the new Head of Service (HoS), Mrs Susan Dupe Oluwole 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 utilisation.
Ahmed gave the charge on Tuesday, while swearing-in the state’s 20th HoS at the Government House, Ilorin.
Oluwole became the second female HoS in the state after her predecessor; Hajia Zahra Omar retired from that role on Friday September 1, 2017.
Speaking during the event, the governor said, “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 (IGR) and optimal resource utilisation.”
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 a weak bureaucracy challenges efficiency in government,” Ahmed said.
He therefore, urged Mrs. Oluwole to re-enact the commitment, devotion and teamwork responsible for excellence for which the civil service in Kwara State is renowned for.
The governor appreciated the immediate past HoS, Hajia Omar for her contribution to the state’s civil service and advised her successor to build on the efficient civil service.
Responding, the new HoS, Mrs Oluwole assured Governor Ahmed that she would do her utmost best to justify the confidence reposed in her.
Mrs Oluwole who dedicated her appointment to God and the womenfolk, sought continuous support of the governor and civil servants in making positive impacts in the service.