The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed civil servants on grade 1 to 12 to stay at home for two weeks.
The governor gave this order on Sunday following an increase in the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria. Lagos is the most hit state with 19 of Nigeria’s 27 COVID-19 cases on Sunday evening.
Mr Sanwo-Olu said that the “stay at home” order would last for an initial 14 days for civil servants from levels 1 – 12.
This stay-at-home (order) does not affect any of our first responders, meaning the medical personal are still meant to be at their duty posts, the fire service, members of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LAWMA and other essential services are not affected by this directive”.
While reiterating that all measures are being put in place to curb the spread of the virus, Sanwo-olu urged residents to maintain the social distancing culture.
“In addition to previous measures, I hereby direct that all public officers in the entire unified public service from grade level one to 12 which constitutes about 70% of our entire workforce should start at home from Monday, March 23, 2020, for fourteen days at the first instance.”
Mr Sanwo-Olu said the order will be reviewed as the situation progresses, enjoining civil servants in the category to comply with the order.
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