By Abdullahi Yusuf
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has warned civil servants in the state against truancy, laxity and other lukewarm attitudes detrimental to effective service delivery.
A statement said Governor Yusuf sounded the warning after swearing in 45 Special Advisers at the Government House, Kano, on Thursday.
The statement which was issued by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, quoted the Governor as saying, “As we are doing our best in paying salaries and other entitlements, we as government wouldn’t condone truancy, laxity and other lukewarm attitudes detrimental to effective service delivery.”
He also urged the civil servants to be dedicated and committed to rendering selfless service towards the development of the state.
The statement also said that the Governor while addressing the new Special Advisers said their appointments were based on merit, dedication, loyalty, commitment and the expectations that they would relentlessly partake and contribute positively in taking the state to greater heights.
” The present administration is all out to protect the interests of the good people of the state and ensure full fulfilment of promises made to the electorate during the campaign period,” he said.
The governor said much was expected from the appointees in providing quality advice on relevant issues, liaising with other public office holders and civil servants for the smooth coordination of government policies and programmes and in accordance with the stipulated rules and regulations.