COVID-19: Lagos extends work-from-home to four weeks

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THE Lagos State Government has further extended the work-from-home directive to civil servants on Salary Grade Levels 12 and below.

  In a statement issued by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, and made available to the media, he stated that the government is out to ensure that COVID-19 spread is reduced to the barest minimum especially and the number of cases drastically reduced.

  Muri-Okunola stated that in order to sustain the success so far recorded, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reviewed the directive to all public servants on Salary Grade Levels 12 and below for four weeks, with effect from Monday, 1st to Friday, 26th March, 2021.

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  He expressed the government’s delight that measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state has resulted in a steady decline in the number of recorded cases in the preceding weeks.

  The HoS said the directive does not preclude any of the exempted Grade Levels from reporting for duty whenever the Accounting Officer deems it necessary.

  “Also, Accounting Officers are to ensure strict adherence to all extant directives aimed to guarantee physical distancing in the workplace by preparation of weekly Duty Rosters as considered germane to effective service delivery in respective MDAs.”

  According to the Okunola, Lagos State has witnessed a decline in the number of infections in the recent past due to the government’s regular updates on preventive measures as well as public enlightenment campaigns to create awareness about measures to stem the spread of the deadly virus.

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