After the Presidency has decided to ease the Lockdown, The Federal Government has directed all officers above grade level 13 and all essential workers to resume back to their various work place effective from Monday, May 4.
However, the civil servants are to work for only Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and to close by 2p.m on each day.
According to Yemi-Esan, The head of civil service, in accordance to President Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcast on the easing of Lockdown, she stated:
“The concerned officers are to ensure full compliance with the directives and advice on the prevention of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These measures include maintenance of social distancing, regular washing and/or sanitising of hands and wearing of face masks.
“Officers are to limit the number of visitors they receive to the barest minimum, they should also ensure that the visitors comply with safety and health advices/ directives,”
Yemi- Esan also advised Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executive Officers to ensure that hand washing and sanitation facilities are placed at entrances and strategic points in their Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
“Infrared thermometers are to be provided at the entrance of the MDAs for compulsory temperature checks while, as much as practicable, the entrance to the MDAs is limited to only one.
“It will be noted that the Federal Secretariat Complexes have been decontaminated while efforts are ongoing to do same in other public offices,”
While addressing the easing of the Lockdown, she noted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will decide when to resume their normal activities next week.
According to the Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye:
“The exact date for the step-by-step resumption of normal activities in the headquarters, state and local government offices will be communicated to staff, our stakeholders and the public after the commission’s meeting on Thursday 7 May 2020.
“Staff earlier designated for the provision of essential services are to continue with their work,”
He also urged the stakeholders of various elections to wait for further communication from the commission on resumption of normal activities.