Federal Government has extended its work-from-home directive for civil servants on Grade Level 12 and below as part of measures aimed at preventing the spread of deadly strains of COVID-19 in the country.
ALEDEH News had earlier reported that the National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed at a press briefing in Abuja introduced curfew from midnight of Monday, He said the curfew would run from 12 midnight till 4am daily.
For civil servants, he said:
“All Government staff on GL. 12 and below are to continue to stay at home until 11th June, 2021;
“Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executives to be held accountable for enforcing NPI rules in their domains with frequent spot checks; and
“Ensure that all NPIs are observed. Mandatory and proper use of face masks in all government premises.”
For non-government workers, the official said, “Encourage virtual meetings by offices. Avoid large meetings, decongest offices and ensure they are well-ventilated;
“Encourage staff to work from home where possible;
“Mobile courts to enforce on-the-spot fines and close premises that repeatedly violate rules;
“Mandatory use of face masks and other NPIs. no face mask, no entry;
“Personalised services to ensure face masks are worn when selling goods or providing services and ensure provision of sanitizers and appropriate PPEs to all workers; and
“Encourage the use of approved Ag-Rapid Diagnostic Tests as recommended in the guidance for the use of approved COVID-19 AG-RDTS in Nigeria (on NCDC website).”
Mohammed said security agents had been saddled with the responsibility of enforcing all the non-pharmaceutical measures put in place by the government.