Folasade Yemi-Esan
secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) and all ministers, Folasade Yemi-Esan,

The federal government has directed civil servants on grade level 14 and above to resume work on Monday.

The secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) and all ministers, Folasade Yemi-Esan, head of service, said offices would only be opened on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and close by 2pm.

She said all offices should ensure that staff wash their hands and adhere to other guidelines on the prevention of COVID-19.

“Following on from Mr. President’s broadcast on a staggered and incremental easing of COVID-19’s Iockdown steps, officers on GL. 14 and above and those relating to critical services are hereby directed, in the first instance, to resume work effective from Monday 4 May 2020, “the circular read.

“Offices are to open only three days a week and that is Monday, Wednesday and Friday  and close every day at 2:00pm.

In summary, the officers concerned are to ensure complete compliance with the COVID-19 pandemic preventive measures guidelines and guidance, including the preservation of social distance, daily washing and/or sanitizing of hands and the wearing of face masks.

“Officers are advised to limit the number of visitors they receive to the barest minimum and such visitors should also comply with safety and health advice/directives. As you are aware, the Federal Secretariat Complexes have been decontaminated while efforts are ongoing to do some in other public offices.

“To further support the efforts to check the spread of the virus. Permanent secretaries and Chief Executive Officers are to ensure that handwashing and sanitation facilities are placed at entrances and strategic points in their MDAs.

“They are also to ensure that, as much as practicable, entrance to the MDAs is limited to only one. It is equally important that infrared thermometers are provided at the entrance for compulsory temperature checks.”

For the benefit of the people of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered to locked down those three states to check the spread of coronavirus.

In his last national broadcast, Buhari had said the lockdown which lasted for over a month would be eased gradually from Monday.

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