Sunday, 3 May 2020

Covid-19: Lagos Gov Made U-turn, Says All Civil Servant To Stay Away From Work, Level 15 & Above Resume On 5th : Olusegun Ariyo


Lagos state government has again made a U-turn from its earlier statement  allowing  civil servant from grade level 01 – 12 to stay away from work on Monday but now to cover instead all civil servants in the state starting from Monday, May 4th, 2020 while allowing grade level 15 and above to resume on Tuesday 5th of May this week. 

This disclosure was made public at a press briefing today in Lagos house and that which was monitored by urban Express-News Correspondent through channels live television broadcast network.

Urban Express-News Online report President mohammadu Buhari’s Directive imposing a total lockdown for over five-weeks  that terminates the nation’s economic capital till on Sunday Night of May 3, and the new phase of unwinding to gradually ease  starting from  Monday, tomorrow the 4th of May 2020.

Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in its new directive, ordered all civil servants to stay away from work from Monday 4th starting from tomorrow, Monday 2020.

The governor in a statement on Sunday evening asked all its civil servants not to resume work immediately, noting that the delayed resumption is a deliberate attempt to prevent overcrowding in the state.
He, however, added that emergency workers and those on essential duties would be allowed to work on Monday.
Sanwo-Olu said, “In amending the work guidelines earlier issued, which stopped members of the public service from Grade Level 1 to 12 from going to work; we have had to review this position and we are extending the directive to all civil servants, regardless of level. All civil servants must stay away from work on Monday.
 “On Tuesday, only officers from Grade Level 15 and above have express permission to come to work. All other essential officers that may need to be at work will be informed by the Accounting Officer of each Ministry as may be required.
“From Monday on, there will be a curfew from 8 pm to 6 am and all movements within these hours are prohibited, except for people on essential services, which are agro-products, petroleum products, relief materials, and food supplies.
“We want to use this as a demonstration of our commitment to the gradual easing of the lockdown. We do not want people to rush out tomorrow and see the easing of the lockdown as an attempt to believe that the spread of the pandemic is all over.”

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