FG instructs civil servants on levels 12 and 13 to return to work

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The Federal government has directed civil servants on levels 12 and 13 to immediately resume work.

The workers have been working from home since March this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Federal government had asked them to remain at home as part of measures to contain the spread of the novel virus. Only workers on Grade Level 14 and above were asked to resume at their duty posts and they only work three days in a week.

In a circular released on Monday, August 10, the Head of Service, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, directed all workers to resume for normal work schedule from Monday to Friday and from 8 am to 4 pm.

“Following Mr President’s approval of the recommendation of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, officers on Grade Levels 12 and 13, and those on essential services are hereby directed to be in the office every working day (Monday to Friday) with effect from Monday, August 10, 2020.

Also, the officers and those affected by earlier circulars on resumption of duty are now to resume by 8 am and close by 4 pm daily. Permanent Secretaries/Chief Executive Officers are to define the officers performing essential services in their MDAs.

However, in doing so, consideration must be given to the health implication of the number to recall for duties in the light of the extant guidelines on the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.”the statement in part read

Yemi-Esan directed the resuming workers to comply with all the COVID-19 protocols which includes maintenance of physical distancing, regular washing and/or sanitizing of hands, and wearing of face masks.

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She added that efforts should be made to avoid overcrowding in individual offices.
“Where the number of staff resuming work is large, Permanent Secretaries/Chief Executive Officers should consider the option of duty rosters,” Yemi-Esan added

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