The Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has approved the “Work from Home” approach to curtail the spread of the coronavirus across government offices in the state.
A statement signed by the state commissioner for information and communication, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo says civil servants from GL 1 to 13 are directed to stay off workplaces for 14 days which is subject to review after the first week starting from Monday 23rd March, 2020 while GL 14 and above are to report at their Offices.
The statement explaines that those rendering essential services are exempted from the directives.
It adds that those who render critical services will be communicated through the Office of the Head of Service of the State on how to keep the system running without endangering the workers, despite the inevitable decision of government.
It states that the Government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure the virus doesn’t find its way to the state and in the unfortunate scenario it does, Government is prepared to control and manage the cases.
“No case of the virus has been reported in Kogi State yet and it is hoped that Government’s efforts at staving the virus off the State will prove productive.
The statement therefore urges Kogites to ensure adherence to health instructions from the State Ministry of Health on how to prevent the disease as well as ensure personal hygiene.