The Federal Government has directed civil and public servants from grade level 12 and above to resume work immediately.
You can remember that only workers from grade level 14 and above were permitted to resume work before now. This new directive changes all that. This also come as a surprise to many as the Federal Government was poised to go into another lock down.
It also extended working hours to normal office hours from Monday to Friday with the mandatory use of face masks. This was made known by the Presidential Task Force Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu. He disclosed these during a briefing in Abuja.
“For government offices and other corporate offices, we are now extending working hours to normal official hours from Monday to Friday, with the mandatory use of non-medical face masks.
“We encourage work at home policy for civil/public servants below the grade level of 12.
“Essential staff of grade level 12 and above may be allowed to come to work.
“Our previous cut-off was grade level 14. Temperature checks will be carried out in all official government buildings.
“With industry and labour, the main modification we have is an advisory for banks to limit the number of customers within the operating areas to 50 percent occupancy within the banking halls in order to allow for physical distancing and to limit their workers to 75 percent or less. But banking operations shall continue as usual.”