Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of civil servants on grade level 12 and below that were earlier directed to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those categories of workers are to resume work on Monday, November 2nd, 2020 more than seven months after they were directed to work from home.
The governor’s approval was contained in a circular signed by the Head of Service (HOS), Hakeem Muri-Okunola, which was made available to newsmen on Saturday.
In the circular with Ref. No: CIR/HOS/20/Vol.1/115, the governor’s decision was said to have been made following recommendations received from the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and the state ministry of health.
The circular reads: “Sequel to the informed recommendation of the Presidential task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and the state ministry of health advisory on same, it is hereby notified for general information that Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved that all public servants on salary grade 1-12, who were directed to work from home since March 2020, resume at the office with effect from Monday, 2nd November, 2020.
“Furthermore, in order to ensure physical distancing in respective MDAs, accounting officers are to maintain attendance duty roster and ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols in the workplace”.