Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State in South-West Nigeria says public servants on Grade Level 14 and below will not resume until Monday, February 1.
He gave the directive in a circular titled “Re: Stemming the tide of the second wave of COVID-19 – Extension of the Work from home directive” to members of the State Executive Council and all heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies on Saturday.
The Governor was said to have taken the decision to curtail the spread of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the State.
Sanwo-Olu enjoined all public servants to stay safe and keep adhering to all COVID-19 protocols in order to rid the State of the pandemic in the shortest possible time.
All Accounting Officers are to ensure strict compliance with all extant directives aimed to guarantee physical and social distancing in the workplace, he added.
“Sequel to Head of Service Circulars Nos.: CIR/HOS/’20/Vol.1/139 of 18th December, 2020 and CIR/HOS/’21/Vol.1/001 of 3rd January, 2021 and in furtherance of the State Government’s effort to successfully curtail the spread of the second wave of COVID-19 Pandemic in the State, it is hereby notified for general information that Mr. Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has extended the work from home directive to all State Public Servants on Grade Levels 14 and below with effect from Monday, 18th January till Monday, 1st February 2021. Expectedly, the directive excludes Essential Duty Staff, as well as First Responders.
“Public Servants are therefore, enjoined to stay safe by adherence to all COVID-19 Protocols. Additionally, Accounting Officers are to ensure strict compliance with all extant directives aimed to guarantee Physical/Social Distancing in the work place; through weekly preparation of Duty Rosters as considered germane to the effective service delivery of respective Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
“All Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies are urged to observe the contents of
this Circular for acquiescence and give it the deserved Service-wide publicity,” the circular stated.