- The Nigerian government has ordered civil servants to resume work on Monday, May 4
- Folasade Yemi-Esan, the HoS of the federation, made this known on Thursday, April 30, in a memo she issued
- The civil servants from grade level 14 and above are expected to resume on Monday, May 4, as directed
Amid increasing rate of coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, the federal government has ordered civil servants from grade level 14 to resume work at their respective duty posts on Monday, May 4.
Sahara Reporters reports that this was contained in a memo signed on Thursday, April 30, by the Head of Service (HoS) of the federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan.
Legit.ng gathered that in the memo directed to all heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), the HoS said the workers would be allowed to work three times in a week and that the closing time would be 2 pm.
She stressed the observance of social distancing, use of face masks, hand sanitisers, and good general hygiene at all government offices while noting that all federal secretariats have been decontaminated and efforts were ongoing to do the same in other public offices.
She said: “Further to Mr. President’s broadcast on a phased and gradual easing of the lockdown measures occasioned by COVID-19, officers on GL 14 and above and those on essential services are hereby directed to resume work with effect from Monday, May 4, 2020, in the first instance.
“Offices are to open three times a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – and close at 2 pm on each day.”
The circular further advised affected officers to limit the number of visitors they received, adding that handwashing facilities should be located at every strategic location within their office premises.
They were also urged to make use of face masks with regular washing and sanitising of hands.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state narrated the ordeal he endured in isolation while undergoing treatment for COVID-19 and how he contracted the virus.
El-Rufai disclosed on Tuesday, April 28, that he suffered serious headaches and fever within the first week of his isolation.
Speaking in a Hausa live media chat with selected radio stations in Kaduna, the governor said though he was not certain as to when or where exactly he contracted the virus, he suspected that he picked it up from Abuja where he attended several meetings.
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He said he did not have symptoms of cough or other respiratory problems but noted that he suffered excruciating headaches and fever which he said he will not wish for his enemies.
He noted that though no member of his immediate family had tested positive for coronavirus, he said he infected a colleague, one of his drivers, his domestic staff and a close friend.
The governor noted that he was fine on the first two days in isolation but by the third day, he was hit by a serious fever that lasted two to three days adding that he couldn’t read or do anything and even found it difficult to pray.
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