Federal civil servants to resume work Monday

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The Federal Government on Wednesday said it’s civil servants would begin resuming work from Monday May 4, 2020.

This confirms an exclusive story by Metrostarng published on Tuesday, in which this newspaper said federal civil servants would resume on Monday from a month-long break caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr. Aliyu Sani, told journalists at its daily briefing in Abuja that banks would also open on Monday.

He said: “For government offices, government staff will be allowed to resume from the 4th of May but it will be based on specific grade levels and specific days so that we can reduce the amount of congestion that we might have in our government offices.

“We will be discussing further with state governments to make sure that we have a common approach to this.

“Banks will be allowed to open but there will be restriction in the opening hours to between 8am to 2pm and together with all the other preventive measures I have already mentioned.

“In addition to this, from the point of agriculture and rural development, companies involved in food processing can commence operation.

“For the manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries, we will encourage shift work and limiting staff to only 30 to 50 per cent to maintain social distancing and pharmacy shops may remain open overnight.”

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