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Lagos extends work from home order

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 Jan. 2021, to Mon., 1st Feb. 2021, to curtail the spread of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement signed by the Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, notes that the directive excludes staff on essential duty as well as First Responders, urging all public servants to stay safe and ensure continued observance of all COVID-19 protocols such as physical distancing, use of face masks, regular washing of hands with soap and running water as well as the use of hand sanitisers.

According to the statement, the weekly duty rosters should be maintained for effective service delivery by Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the State Government.

Meanwhile In line with preventive measures to curtail the spread of the second wave of  Covid-19, the Lagos State Government today (Saturday) commenced the full decontamination/fumigation of  Offices in the State Secretariat Complexes and other Governmental offices.

In a statement, the Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services in Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Mrs Belinda Odeneye said the exercise became necessary to reduce the risk of the spread of the virus within the state secretariat.

She emphasized that the fumigation exercise would be a continuous process until the pandemic is contained.

According to her, the decontamination began on Friday, 15th of January 2021 with the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Lands Bureau, and Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development and is expected to end on Saturday the 30th of January 2021.

She said on weekdays the exercise would commence at 2pm and 8am on weekends and urged workers to vacate their offices and  complex on stipulated days  to avoid inhaling the fumigation  chemicals.

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