The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan says Civil Servants need a more conducive environment to perform efficiently and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Dr Yemi-Esan stated this after inspecting some of the hygiene and safety measures in some Ministries, Departments and Agencies in Abuja to safeguard civil servants in their work places.
Dr Yemi-Esan said the welfare of civil servants remained paramount to ensuring service delivery.
She inspected the hand washing points and sanitizers provided at the entrances of offices with other modalities provided to control influx of visitors in line with physical distancing directives.
She however expressed her displeasure at the condition of the toilets facilities in some of the Ministries.
Dr Yemi-Esan acknowledged scarcity of water in some visited ministries, implored the permanent secretaries to improve on the state of the toilet facilities.
The Permanent Secretary, Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Adesola Olusade who spoke on behalf of the Permanent Secretaries said the Ministries domiciled in the Federal Secretariat would work on the lapses identified.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Special Duties, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), Mr Temitope Fashedemi and other officials of her office.
MDAs have earlier been directed to provide hand washing and other hygiene amenities to prevent the spread of COVID- 19.