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Coronavirus: Buhari issues Stay at home order to workers,
The Nigeria Federal Authority reportedly issued stay at home order to all grade 1 to 12 civil servants under federal roll to precautionary measure towards the unfold of coronavirus within the nation.
Accrording to gathered reports, the order was enclosed in a circular signed to the effect by Folashade Yemi-Esan, who is the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, noted that all non-essential workers on the grade ranges should keep at dwelling compulsorily from March 24, 2020.
The circular, which takes immediate effect was duplicated to major offices including to the Chief of Staff to the President, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice-President.
Others copied to are Accountant-General of the Federation, Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, all ministers/ministers of state, all permanent secretaries, Auditor General for the Federation and different principal officers in authorities.
It acknowledged, “As you are no doubt aware, the Federal Government has taken a number of measures to manage the identified cases of COVID -19 and curtail its spread.
“Government is concerned about the welfare and safety of all public servants just as it is about other Nigerians. All public servants are, therefore, strongly advised to follow the measures being put in place by government to curtail the spread of the pandemic.
“As a further step to check the spread of COVID- 19, all non-essential public servants at grade levels 12 and below are to stay and work from home with effect from Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 until further notice. Each Permanent Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of MDAs shall determine the essential staff within grade levels 12 and below who will continue to perform their duties in the office. It is important to stress that this is not a holiday, as any officer can be recalled; therefore, no officer should travel out of station.
“All other categories of officers who will be at work, are strongly advised to limit the number of visitors they receive to the barest minimum. This is to reduce physical contact as much as possible”
The round referred to as on officers who not too long ago visited countries with incidence of COVID- 19 or, have had contact with individuals who not too long ago returned from these nations, to self-isolate at dwelling for 2 weeks and inform their Permanent Secretaries/Chief Govt Officers of the development.