by Juliana Katung, Kaduna
Kaduna State has directed its civil servants to report to work on Monday, July 20, 2020, after working remotely for over three months at home, following the invoking of the Quarantine Act and Kaduna State Public Health Law, which quarantined all residents since March 26, 2020.
A circular issued by the office of the Head of Service on Thursday, 17 July, 2020 stated that different categories of workers will work in different days of the week, from 9am to 3pm.
According to the circular which was signed by Ibrahim Jere, Permanent Secretary(Public Service Officer), all Permanent Secretaries, Directors-General, Chief Executives of Agencies and Parastatals, as well as Directors will work from Monday to Friday.
While officers on Grade Level 14 and above will work for three days, which include Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and officers on Grade Level 7 to 13 will work on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.
The circular also noted that in an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19, visitors will be restricted from visiting offices, adding that the order will be “enforced by assigning staff officers to identify their staff at the entrance gate, from 8.30 am to 9.30 am.”
The documents further added that, Covid-19 prevention protocols would be strictly complied with by all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as all arms of government.
The Covid-19 protocols include social distancing at work places, subjecting all workers to daily temperature checks at the entrance of the MDAs, observing respiratory hygiene as well as hand washing, among others.