Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed on Tuesday swore in Mrs. Susan Dupe Oluwole as the 20th head of service.
Ahmed urged the new head of service to introduce innovation to move the service forward and create conditions for high performance by civil servants.
Speaking at the swearing-in at the Government House, Ilorin, Ahmed advised the head of the service to “innovate new approaches to ensure efficiency and enhance government’s capacity to meet people’s aspirations, especially in internally generated revenue and optimal resource utilisation.”
He said: “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 the government. It is an ingredient for good governance. A weak bureaucracy challenges efficiency in the government.”
The governor urged Mrs. Oluwole to re-enact the commitment, devotion and teamwork responsible for excellence the civil service is known for.
He hailed ex-Head of Service Hajia Zahra Omar for her contributions to the civil service and advised Mrs. Oluwole to build on the efficient civil service.
The head of the service assured Ahmed that she will do her best to justify the confidence reposed in her.
Mrs. Oluwole, who dedicated her appointment to God and the womenfolk, sought the governor’s and civil servants’ support to make an impact in the civil service.