Kwara State Governor, Alh. Abdulfatah Ahmed has charged the newly sworn in six Permanent Secretaries to align with the policy objectives of his government, which include human capital development, strategic infrastructure growth, and inclusive economic development.
The Governor in his remarks during the ceremony at the Government House, Ilorin, yesterday, explained that at this critical period of his government, completing all ongoing projects, up scaling human capital development, especially health, functional education, and entrepreneurship, remain crucial.
The Governor told the new Permanent Secretaries that their appointments were based on individual track records of performance and their potential to add value to governance. He therefore urged them to justify the confidence reposed in them by continuing to uphold the diligence which recommended them for the position.
According to the Governor, “As the accounting officers of your various ministries, departments, and agencies, you must champion the government’s prudent utilisation of resources while motivating staff to imbibe the diligence for which we are known.
“These appointments were deemed necessary to ensure that the bureaucracy is sufficiently empowered to respond positively to governance through the elevation of highly-qualified men and women into the highest echelons of the state civil service.
“With this appointment, I hope you will bring your skills and experience to bear as you add value to governance as well as contribute to the realization of this administration’s programmes”.
The Head of Service (HoS), Mrs Susan Modupe Oluwole had in his opening remarks, said the recent retirements of 10 permanent secretaries was responsible for the appointment of the six officers.
Responding on behalf of the new officers, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs, Alhaji Abdulganiyu Opeloyeru expressed gratitude to the Governor for the appointment and assured him of their readiness to bring their experiences to bear in achieving the lofty aspirations of the state government.