- Civil servants on Grade Levels 12 and 13 as well as those on essential duties have been asked to resume fully
- The directive was contained in a circular signed by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan
- All workers resuming for work will also work from Monday to Friday and from 8 am to 4 pm
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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 directive was contained in a circular signed by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, on Monday, August 10.
Before now, only workers on Grade Level 14 and above were resuming, working three days in a week due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The directive was contained in a circular signed by Dr Yemi-Esan. Photo credit: Presidency
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But, with the new directive, all workers resuming for work will henceforth work from Monday to Friday and from 8 am to 4 pm.
Part of the circular read: “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 the resumption of duty are now to resume by 8 am and close by 4 pm daily.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian government on Thursday, August 6, announced another four weeks extension of the second phase of the eased COVID-19 lockdown.
In a related development, all state governments in Nigeria have been directed to enforce the wearing of face masks in public places.
The directive was given by President Buhari as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Similarly, the federal government has asked aviation authorities and airline operators in the country to begin the process for the resumption of international flights.
Sani Aliyu the national coordinator of the PTF on COVID-19 on Thursday, August 6, said the aviation industry could begin the process of preparing the Nigerian airspace to receive international flights.
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