Coronavirus: Lagos directs senior civil servants to resume on June 8

Coronavirus: Lagos directs senior civil servants to resume on June 8

- Lagos state government has ordered senior civil servants to resume work on Monday, June 8

- The decision was taken on Thursday, June 4, by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

- Sanwo-Olu said that only civil servants with Grade Level 13 and above will resume on Monday, June 8

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The Lagos state government has asked civil servants on grade level 13 and above to resume work on Monday, June 8.

Sahara reporters reports that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this on Thursday, June 4, during a briefing at the Government House, Marina. gathered that he said the resumption for the civil servants on Grade Level 1-12 would be put on hold till further notice.

He said: “As regards public service, we are asking all of our officers on Grade Level 13 and 14 on the unified public service to resume work from Monday, June 8, 2020. We are still holding back from Grade Level 1 -12 till further notice.”

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Meanwhile, had previously reported that barely seventy-two hours after he declared that all religious activities remained banned, Governor Sanwo-Olu said that worship centres in the state would be allowed to reopen from June 19.

Coronavirus: Lagos directs senior civil servants to resume on June 8

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, during a briefing on COVID-19. Credit: Twitter/Gboyega Akosile.
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It was reported that the governor said mosques are to reopen from Friday, June 19, while churches are to begin services from Sunday, June 21.

In a tweet by Gboyega Akosile, the chief press secretary to Governor Sanwo-Olu, the government said that children below age 15 would not be allowed into any religious centre.

Also, in another report, Nigeria's COVID-19 cases exceeded 11,000 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports 348 new infections on Wednesday night, June 3.

The federal health agency announced the new cases in 19 states, including the Federal Capital Territory, via its verified official Twitter handle.

According to the latest NCDC report, Nigeria now has 11,166 cases of Covid-19; with 3,329 recoveries and 315 deaths.

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It was also gathered that there was a pleasant prospect that the ban on religious centres across the country due to the ravaging crisis of coronavirus scourge would be lifted any time soon.

The probability became real after the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) met with the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

Prior to the meeting, there has been pressure on the government to lift the ban placed on religious centres despite the spike in COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.

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