COVID-19: FG Extends Work-From-Home Directive For Workers

The Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has extended its work-from-home directive for civil servants on Grade Level 12 and below.

The directive was given to curb the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus.

This was made known during a press conference on Monday by the National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed.

The federal government asked civil servants to continue working from home till June 11, 2021, after which the directive may be reviewed.

Mohammed said, “All Government staff on GL. 12 and below are to continue to stay at home until 11th June, 2021;

“Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executives to be held accountable for enforcing NPI rules in their domains with frequent spot checks; and

“Ensure that all NPIs are observed. Mandatory and proper use of face masks in all government premises.”

For non-government workers, the official said, “Encourage virtual meetings by offices. Avoid large meetings, decongest offices and ensure they are well-ventilated;

“Encourage staff to work from home where possible;

“Mobile courts to enforce on-the-spot fines and close premises that repeatedly violate rules;

“Mandatory use of face masks and other NPIs. no face mask, no entry;

“Personalised services to ensure face masks are worn when selling goods or providing services and ensure provision of sanitizers and appropriate PPEs to all workers; and

“Encourage the use of approved Ag-Rapid Diagnostic Tests as recommended in the guidance for the use of approved COVID-19 AG-RDTS in Nigeria (on NCDC website).”

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