Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has directed public servants from grade level 12 and below to work from home for another four weeks after the initial stay-at-home directive elapsed on February 26.
In the heat of the second wave of COVID-19, the governor had directed workers from level 12 and below to work from home between February 1 and 26 due to the spike in fresh cases.
This is not the first time the governor had extended the work-from-home directive.
On January 18, the governor directed public servants on Grade Levels 14 and below to work from home until February 1, 2021.
On Sunday, in a statement by Hakeem Muri-Okunola, the state’s head of service disclosed that the extension would begin on March 1.
“All public servants are advised to continue to stay safe by observing all COVID-19 protocols such as physical distancing, regular use of face masks, and hand hygiene,” Mr. Muri-Okunola said.
He added, “Also, accounting officers are to ensure strict adherence to all extant directives aimed to guarantee physical distancing in the workplace by preparation of weekly duty rosters as considered germane to effective service delivery in respective MDAs.”
According to him, the directive will not stop staff of the exempted grade levels from reporting for duty whenever they directed to do so.