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COVID-19: Nigerian govt extends work-from-home for civil servants

Yemi Esan

Civil servants on Salary Grade Level 12 and below, has been asked to continue working from home until the end of April.

The extension was contained in circular signed by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan and dated April 7, 2021.

It read, “It will be recalled that Circular No.: HCSF/3065/Vol.1/83 dated March 3, 2021 directed all officers on Salary Grade Level 12 and below to continue working from home till the end of March, 2021.

“The directive was in line with measures put in place by the Federal Government to sustain the downward trend of reported cases of COVID-19 in the country.

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“Further to that directive and following the advice of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, especially with regard to maintaining the reduction of reported cases, the earlier work-from-home directive is hereby extended till the end of April, 2021.

“All officers are reminded to adhere to other preventive measures prescribed in previous relevant circulars which are in force.

“Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executive Officers are enjoined to bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all concerned and ensure strict compliance,” it read.

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