COVID-19: Kogi authorities directs civil servants to work at home

Kogi State Government has directed civil servants on Grade Level 1 – 13 to remain off workplaces for 14 days as from Monday, March 23 as a part of efforts to forestall the unfold of Coronavirus to the state.

The state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, made the announcement in a press release on Monday in Lokoja.

Fanwo mentioned: “Only workers from GL 1 to 13 are affected by the directive to stay at home while GL 14 and above are to report at their offices.

“Those rendering essential services are to continue to go to their work places as they are not affected by the work from the home directive,” Fanwo mentioned.

According to Fanwo, the choice, a safety measure is topic to evaluation after the primary week starting from March 23.

The state is but to report a single case of the lethal illness.

Fanwo, nonetheless, mentioned that civil servants on vital duties might be communicated by the state Head of Service on the way to preserve the system working.

He defined that Gov. Yahaya Bello authorised the measure to make sure prevention and include the unfold of the virus by means of contacts at authorities workplaces throughout the state.

“The state government is leaving no stone un-turned to ensure the virus do not find its way to the state and if it does, the government is prepared to control and manage it,” the assertion mentioned.

The commissioner urged residents to make sure adherence to well being directions launched by the state’s Ministry of Health on the way to forestall the illness in addition to guarantee private hygiene.


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