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Lockdown: Governor Sanwo-Olu Ordered all Lagos Civil Servants to Remain at Home

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, May 1, had notified the state government staffs in his state at level 14 and above to go back to their offices on Monday, May 4, via the head of service in Lagos, Hakeem Muri-Okunola. However, on Sunday, May 3, Sanwo-Olu directed all civil servant employees, regardless of level, to stay and work from home. The governor in his statement stated that he made the judgement to evade overpopulating the state which could result in rising in the spread of the deadly coronavirus infection cases. Furthermore, the governor said that only emergency workers and key government operatives on special responsibilities are permitted to resume to their place of assignment on Monday.


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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu


The governor of Lagos state reported, “In amending the work guidelines earlier issued, which stopped members of the public service from Grade Level 1 to 12 from going to work; we have had to review this position and we are extending the directive to all civil servants, regardless of level.


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“All civil servants must stay away from work on Monday. On Tuesday, only officers from Grade Level 15 and above have express permission to come to work. “We do not want people to rush out tomorrow and see the easing of the lockdown as an attempt to believe that the spread of the pandemic is all over.” Nevertheless, the governor instructed that the civil servant staffs at levels 15 and beyond are allowed resume duties effective Tuesday, May 5.

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