The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the extension of the work-from-home order to civil servants in the state.
The Governor on Saturday, told civil servants on Grade Level 14 and below who had earlier being instructed to work from home till January 18, to continue working from home till February 1 2021.
The directive was contained in a circular issued by the State Head of Service, Muri Okunola on Saturday.
Okunola explained that the decision was part of efforts by the government to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the State.
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved a further extension of the work-from-home order to all State Public Servants on Grade Levels 14 and below from Monday, 18th January 2021, to Monday, 1st February 2021, to curtail the spread of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“He urged all public servants to stay safe and ensure continued observance of all COVID-19 protocols for physical distancing, use of face masks, regular washing of hands with soap and running water as well as the use of hand sanitizers,” the statement reads in part.
Meanwhile, Naija News earlier reported that Governor Sanwo-Olu has approved the reopening of all public and private schools in the state for the second term 2020 /2021 academic session with effect from Monday 18th January 2021.
Recall that the federal government had on Thursday directed all schools nationwide to resume on January 18 after due consultation with stakeholders.
The federal government also issued new COVID-19 guidelines schools must adhere after its meeting with stakeholders, including Governors, Commissioners of Education, Proprietors and heads of institutions, staff unions and students.
Following the directive, the Lagos government urged all school managers to enforce strict compliance with all subsisting protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
This was made known in a statement on Friday by the Director-General, Office of the Education Quality Assurance, OEQA, of the state Ministry of Education, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni.