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Just in: Lagos govt extends work-from-home directive to stem COVID-19 among workers

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By Olasunkanmi Akoni

Lagos State Government has further extended the work-from-home directive of Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to workers on salary grade levels 12 and below for four weeks.

A statement issued by the Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, said the measure was in a bid to further stem the spread of COVID-19 within the public service and other stakeholders.

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

According to him, “In order to sustain the success so far recorded, Mr Governor 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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Muri-Okunola added that the directive does not preclude any of the exempted grade levels from reporting for duty whenever the Accounting Officer deems it necessary.

He continued: “All Public Servants are advised to continue to stay safe by observing all COVID-19 protocols such as Physical Distancing, regular use of face masks and hand hygiene.

“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 Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs”.

Recall that 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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