The non-challant attitude of civil servants to their work was again exposed as an unscheduled visit by the Kano State Governor, Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to Audu Bako secretariat on Thursday caught most of the workers unaware.
The governor, who recently returned from Saudi Arabia on Hajj, visited Audu Bako secretariat – which houses major offices in the state around 9.30am on Thursday, and met the complex deserted as most of the workers were yet to resume work. Most government offices are opened for official duties from 8.00am but workers are expected to be in their respective offices before that time.
It was learnt that when the governor visited the office of the state’s Head of Service, he too was not on seat.
However, the Staff Officer, Alhaji Tijjani Sale who received Mr. Kwankwaso, explained that the Head of Service, Alhaji Umaru Shehu Minjibir was attending a funeral prayer.
It was the same sight that greeted the governor at the office of the state Auditor General, as most of the workers there were not on seat, except for the Director of Administration and General Service, Mallam Abubakar Musa.
Gov. Kwankwaso in a statement by his media aide, Halilu Dantiye, expressed displeasure with the lackadaisical attitude among senior officers especially, which was evident in their late coming to work.
He warned that his administration would not condone such attitude as it is detrimental to service delivery and attainment of the good governance objectives of his administration.