AbdulRazaq urges sacrifice as Kwara cabinet members begin retreat
Written by Abdul Okiki on December 4, 2019
A three-day retreat for commissioner-designates, special advisers and other government functionaries in Kwara State has begun in Patigi, Patigi Local Government Area of the state.
Declaring the retreat open, the State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq called on his cabinet picks to be prepared to make the required sacrifice as the administration gets down for the task of rebuilding the state.
He said the retreat was designed to sharpen the appointees and place them on a better pedestal to impact positively on the people.
Governor AbdulRazaq who was represented by Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi emphasised that the administration was elected to give Kwarans a new lease of life, hope and take the state to the frontline position in the country, urging the appointees to bring their experience and expertise to bear as they assume duties.
The Governor asked the prospective cabinet members to reflect upon the agenda articulated in his inaugural address, saying discussions at the retreat would centre on the priorities, expectations and objectives of the administration.
“Retreats of this nature are expected to give participants ample opportunity to seriously reflect on the essence of governance and evolve pragmatic vision that would not only stand the test of time but which would be fully receptive to systematic implementation of policies and programmes to make life more meaningful for our people,” the Governor said.
Some of the participants said the retreat would prepare them for the task ahead in rebuilding the state.
Our Government House Correspondent, Abdulrosheed Okiki reports that the retreat with the theme ‘Governance and Change’; Building a Culture of Growth and Learning; and Exploring Health and Wealth was also attended by the Service Mrs Modupe Oluwole; and the Chairman of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) Mrs Folashade Omoniyi.