Kwara State Governor Reduces Work Days To Three Over Transport Hike

By Damilare Adeleye

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazak of Kwara Government has directed that work days be reduced from five days to three per week for every worker in the state.

This directive was deemed necessary by the government as a means to cushion effect of the astronomical hike in transport fares.

The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Murtala Atoyebi, confirmed this in a statement issued in Ilorin on Monday.

The State Head of Service, Mrs Susan Oluwole, consequently has directed all Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to immediately work out a format indicating the alternating work days for each worker under them.

Oluwole said that the government took a temporary measure to ease the burden on public workers in the state.

She also said that it was part of measures to relieve the state workers of the hardship being experienced as a result of the fuel subsidy removal announced by the Federal Government.

She, however, warned the workers not to abuse the magnanimity of the governor, stressing that the regular monitoring of MDAs by her office would be intensified to ensure strict compliance.