COVID-19: Governor El-Rufai tells civil servants to resume work

COVID-19: Governor El-Rufai tells civil servants to resume work

- Civil servants in Kaduna state have been directed to resume work from Monday, July 20

- The directive was given in a circular issued by the office of the head of the service

- The circular was signed by the permanent secretary in the office of the head of the service, Ibrahim Jere

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Civil servants in Kaduna state have been directed to resume Monday, July 20 after remotely from home for over three months.

The Kaduna state government disclosed in a circular that different categories of workers will work on different days of the week from 9 am to 3 pm in adherence to COVID-19 safety measures.

COVID-19: Kaduna civil servants directed to resume work immediately

COVID-19: Kaduna civil servants directed to resume work immediately
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According to the circular issued by the office of the Head of Service, all senior officers such as permanent secretaries, directors-general, directors, chief executives of agencies and parastatals will work from Mondays to Fridays.

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The circular which was signed by the permanent secretary in the office of the head of the service, Ibrahim Jere, stated officers on Grade Level 14 and above will work for three days, including Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays while those on Grade Level 7 to 13 will work on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.

The state government urged workers to take measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 by restricting visitors from offices.

In another report, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, July 16, presided over a virtual meeting where the Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Development Initiative (PAGMDI) project was launched.

PAGMDI, it is understood, will hopefully provide no fewer than 250,000 jobs and over $500m annually in royalties and taxes to the federal government.

According to a statement released by Femi Adesina, presidential aide on media and publicity to the president, the initiative will combat illegal mining activities and present expressed hope for the country in the nearest future.

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Meanwhile, the Nigerian Senate has urged the federal government to raise the age limit attached to job vacancies in the country.

The lawmakers made the demand on Wednesday, July 15, following a motion raised by Senator Ibrahim Gobir during plenary.

During the debate on the motion titled urgent need to review age barrier during recruitment and employment, Gobir argued that the age cap for jobs advertised by both government and private sector excludes many competent applicants.

He pointed out that many graduates who spend about 10 years or more seeking jobs are often excluded from employment applications due to no fault of theirs.

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