All federal civil service officials were ordered to resume work. The order was issued Thursday by the federal government.
He directs all government officials who have no plans to work since March, when the announced blockade to reduce the spread of COVID-19 began returning to work on Monday.
President of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, boss Mustafa; and National Coordinator Sunny Aliyu announced this on Thursday during the working group’s press conference. Only civil servants with wages of 12 and above, as well as persons performing basic duties, have started to work. But the PTF ruled that civil servants below SGL 12 can now resume work.
however, he ordered ministries, departments and agencies to rotate the workdays of civil servants to ensure social distancing. Aliya said:
“Therefore, this is an informed recommendation by the PTF that Nigeria maintain the Phase 3 response, with further adjustments to address economic, socio-political and health aspects.” In this regard, from Monday, October 19, 2020, until one minute after midnight, the following rules will come into force. ”
Federation government secretary Boss Mustafa said that only the Federal Capital Territory and Lagos have met the target of testing one percent of their population, while the 26 states of the federation have not yet tested the figure to 25 percent.
He said that in addition to FCT and Lagos state, the three states that passed the 50% test rate are Plateau, Gombe and Rivers. He said: “Another 26% has yet to reach 25%. this is considered a serious problem, exacerbated by the growing general apathy and distrust of the risk of COVID-19 in Nigeria. “
He recalled that in the last briefing on Monday, he said that the PTF has collected all its observations and findings and that in due course it will submit the 8th interim report and recommendations to the President to enable the national response to continue the process. next stage.