LAGOS – In the efforts to effectively combat the spreading of the COVID pandemic in Lagos, the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has extended the resumption of civil servants on Grade Levels 14 and below to Monday, 1st February 2021.
The Governor said that the postponement from Monday, 18th January 2021 was a strategy to stem the tide of second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, even as he announced the resumption day of public and private schools within Lagos.
According to him, the extension in date became necessary to curtail community transmission of the virus in the state.
The State Head of Service (HOS), Hakeem Muri-Okunola, who confirmed Sanwo-Olu’s directive noted that the development excludes staff on essential duty as well as First Responders.
Muri-Okunola, in a statement released on Saturday, urged public servants to stay safe and ensure continued observance of all COVID-19 protocols released by the state government.
He tasked the staff to often ensure physical distancing, use of face masks, regular washing of hands with soap and running water as well as the use of hand sanitisers often.
Muri-Okunola added that the weekly duty rosters should be maintained for effective service delivery by Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of the State Government.
However, the new extension of civil servants on Grade Levels 14 and below to Monday, 1st February 2021 conflicting with the resumption of primary and secondary schools teachers who are to resume on Monday 18th January, 2021.