The Lagos State Government has asked all its civil servants not to resume for work immediately, as the five-week lockdown imposed by the Federal Government on Lagos and two other states to combat coronavirus disease will be eased today.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a briefing, yesterday at the State House in Marina, said the delayed resumption of the state’s workforce was a deliberate attempt to prevent a development that may lead to a crowding of people on the roads and public places.
Affected workers constitute 70 per cent of the state’s workforce. But workers in emergency and essential services such as healthcare and fire services are not included in the directive.
The workers are to work from their homes, the Governor said at a press conference held at Lagos House in Marina.The latest directive came two days after the State Government shut down schools and suspended public gatherings of more than fifty persons.
Sanwo-Olu said the state’s civil service offices would be re-opened for business on Tuesday, but only for officers from Grade Level 15 and above.