The Federal Government has directed civil servants from level 14 in the country to resume duties as from Monday, May 4 — weeks after staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Head of Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, made this known on Thursday in a memo signed by her and directed to all heads of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).
According to her, workers mentioned in the memo would be allowed to work three times in a week and closing time would be 2pm.
This was even as stated plans are in place to ensure strict compliance with social distancing, use of face masks, hand sanitisers, and good general hygiene at all government offices.
The HoS added that all Federal Secretariats have been decontaminated and efforts were ongoing to do the same in other public offices.
“Further to Mr President’s broadcast on a phased and gradual easing of the lockdown measures occasioned by COVID-19, officers on GL 14 and above and those on essential services are hereby directed to resume work with effect from Monday, May 4, 2020 in the first instance,” she said.
“Offices are to open three times a week – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – and close at 2pm on each day.”
The directive comes days after President Muhammadu Buhari stated he would relax the ongoing lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja as from May 4.