The Lagos state government has asked civil servants not to resume work on Monday.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said only civil servants on Grade Level 15 and above are to resume work on Tuesday May 5.
Sanwo-Olu gave the order on Sunday May 3, during a press conference
ahead of relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown in the commercial city on
Monday May 4. He said the delayed resumption is a deliberate attempt to
prevent overcrowding in the state.
The Lagos State Governor further disclosed that only emergency
workers and those on essential duties would be allowed to work on
“In amending the work guidelines earlier issued, which stopped
members of the public service from Grade Level 1 to 12 from going to
work; we have had to review this position and we are extending the
directive to all civil servants, regardless of level. All civil servants
must stay away from work on Monday.
“On Tuesday, only officers from Grade Level 15 and above have express
permission to come to work. All other essential officers that may need
to be at work will be informed by the Accounting Officer of each
Ministry as may be required.
“From Monday on, there will be a curfew from 8 pm to 6 am and all
movements within these hours are prohibited, except for people on
essential services, which are agro-products, petroleum products, relief
materials, and food supplies.
“We want to use this as a demonstration of our commitment to the
gradual easing of the lockdown. We do not want people to rush out
tomorrow and see the easing of the lockdown as an attempt to believe
that the spread of the pandemic is all over.”
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