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Lagos government tells civil servants not to resume work as lockdown directive expires

Lagos State Government has said that it may have to consider a fresh lockdown due to the increase in coronavirus cases in the state and the country.⁣

The Lagos State Government has advised civil servants not to resume work on Monday despite ease in the lockdown declare din the state.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known while addressing newsmen on the ease of the lockdown in the state.

According to him, only Grade 15 and above workers are to resume. He also stated that the delay in resumption is to curb the spread of the virus in the state.

He said, “In amending the work guidelines earlier issued, which stopped members of the public service from Grade Level 1 to 12 from going to work; we have had to review this position and we are extending the directive to all civil servants, regardless of level. All civil servants must stay away from work on Monday.

“On Tuesday, only officers from Grade Level 15 and above have express permission to come to work. All other essential officers that may need to be at work will be informed by the Accounting Officer of each Ministry as may be required.

“From Monday on, there will be a curfew from 8 pm to 6 am and all movements within these hours are prohibited, except for people on essential services, which are agro-products, petroleum products, relief materials, and food supplies.

“We want to use this as a demonstration of our commitment to the gradual easing of the lockdown. We do not want people to rush out tomorrow and see the easing of the lockdown as an attempt to believe that the spread of the pandemic is all over.”

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