The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed all public servants on Salary Grade Levels 1-12, who was earlier directed to work from home since March 2020, to resume work fully from Monday, 2nd’ Day, of November 2020.
The directive to figure from him was occasioned by the ravaging breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sanwo-Olu gave the directive through a circular titled:
Re: Further easing of COVID-19 lockdown, with Ref. No: CIR/HOS/’20/Vol.1/115, issued by the Office of the top of Service and dated 30th October 2020.
The circular, signed by the top of Service, HoS, Mr. Muri Okunola, and copied to Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) of the state within the state, among others, said the choice was taken sequel to the informed recommendation of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and therefore the State Ministry of Health.
According to the circular, the new directive is a component of measures to further ease COVID-19 lockdown within the state.
The circular read in part: “Sequel to the informed recommendation of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and therefore the State Ministry of Health advisory on same, it’s hereby notified for general information that Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved that each one public servant on salary Grade Levels 1- 12, who were directed to figure from home since March 2020 resume at the office with effect from Monday, All Souls’ Day, 2020.”
The circular, however, mandated Accounting Officers in respective MDAs to take care of attendance duty roster and ensure strict compliance with all COVID-19 protocols within the workplace, including physical distancing.
“All heads of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies are to notice the contents of this circular for compliance and provides it the Service-wide publicity it deserves,” the circular further stated.