The Federal Government of Nigeria has instructed its public civil servants to work from home in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
Head of Service of the Federation, Yemi Esan, made this known in a statement on Monday evening.
She said that while public servants on level 12 and below are expected to stay away from work, others should limit the number of visitors they receive at work.
“As you are no doubt aware, the Federal Government has taken a number of measures to manage the identified cases of COVID – 1 9 and curtail its spread”
“Government is concerned about the welfare and safety of all public servants just as it is about other Nigerians. All public servants are, therefore, strongly advised to follow the measures being put in place by the government to curtail the spread of the pandemic.”
“As a further step to check the spread of COVID-19, all non-essential public servants on grade level 12 and below are to work from home with effect from Tuesday 24th March, 2020 until further notice”, the memo read.
This newspaper reported earlier that 36 cases of the pandemic have been recorded in over five states in Nigeria.