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COVID-19: FG directs civil servants on levels 12, 13 to resume work

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Following the gradual but steady decline in the Coronavirus infections across the country, the Federal Government has directed civil servants on Grade Levels 12 and 13 as well as those on essential duties to resume full duties.

The new development follows a directive by the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19, urging workers to resume full working hours and days.

The directive to this effect was issued by Folashade Yemi-Esan, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, in a circular released on Monday.

Currently, only workers on Grade Level 14 and above go to offices, and work for just three days in a week, as part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

In the new circular, the affected workers would resume work from Monday to Friday, and be in office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. as usual.

Yemi-Esan asked Chief Executive Officers to ensure full compliance with the directives on the COVID-19 pandemic preventive measures, including physical distancing, regular washing and/or sanitising of hands and wearing of facemasks.

She said that efforts should be made to avoid overcrowding in individual offices.

Yemi-Esan said in a situation where there is a large number of resuming staff, Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executive Officers should consider the option of rotation of duties.

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