The Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF) Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan Thursday ordered civil servants on Grade Level 14 and above to resume partial work from Monday, May 4, 2020, in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive.
In a circular issued in Abuja, the Head of Service said workers on essential services are expected to be working in line with government’s guidelines.
She said offices are to open three days a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – and close at 2:00 pm.
The circular reads: “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 4th May, 2020 in the first instance.
“Offices are to open three times a week • Monday, Wednesday and Friday – and close at 2.00pm on each day.
“In resuming, the concerned officers are to ensure full compliance with the directives and advice on the COVID-19 pandemic preventive measures including maintenance of social distancing, regular washing and/ or sanitizing of hands and wearing of face masks. Officers are advised to limit the number of visitors they receive to the barest minimum and such visitors should also comply with safety and health advice/directives.
“As you are aware, the Federal Secretariat Complexes have been decontaminated while efforts are ongoing to do same in other public offices.
“To further support the efforts to check the spread of the virus, Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executive Officers are to ensure that handwashing and sanitation facilities are placed at entrances and strategic points in their MDAs. They are also to ensure that, as much as practicable, entrance to the MDAs is limited to only one. It is equally important that infrared thermometers are provided at the entrance for compulsory temperature checks. Please, bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all concerned for compliance.”