- Low-level civil servants have been asked to resume work in Ebonyi
- The affected category of workers had been on a compulsory break as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
- Meanwhile, the workers were asked to apply all COVID-19 precautionary measures as directed by the government and stipulated guidelines
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has directed civil servants on salary grade levels 1-10 in the state to resume work on May 4.
The resumption notice was contained in a statement signed by Dr Chamberlain Nwele, the state Head of Service (HoS), and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki on Wednesday, April 29.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the affected category of workers had been on compulsory break as part of the state government’s precautionary measures against COVID-19 pandemic.
“The civil servants are reminded to apply all COVID-19 precautionary measures as directed by the government and stipulated guidelines by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC),” Umahi said.
NAN recalls that Umahi on April 28, lifted the ban on motorcycle operation and the dusk-to-dawn curfew across the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that with federal government hinting at lifting the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT, 70% of Nigerians said they would not be comfortable using public transport in as much as the Covid-19 still persists - a poll has shown.
President Muhammadu Buhari, in his national broadcast on Monday, April 27, eased the lockdown measures imposed on Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja beginning from Monday, May 4.
President Buhari stated that the decision is in line with the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, various federal government committees and the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF).
Buhari also ordered the total lockdown of Kano state for two weeks in a bid to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state.
As Nigerians look forward to seeing the lockdown fully lifted with economic activities nationwide fully set on the move, many Nigerians have expressed their anxiety on public transportation which will see people jostle for buses in Lagos amid rising coronavirus tension.
In a poll by Legit.ng on Facebook on Tuesday, April 27, seeking the opinion of Nigerians on the anticipated move, 70% expressed their fear on boarding public transports in Lagos and other states.
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