Multiple cases of civil servants in the employ of the Lagos State Government testing positive for Covid-19 has forced the Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, to issue a new directive to workers in a bid to arrest the tide.
Muri-Okunola, in an internal memo addressed to Accounting Officers, decried the spate at which civil servants are testing positive to Covid-19, saying that the development calls for serious concern and caution.
He, therefore, directed them to come up with a strategy to stem the outbreak in their respective Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs), to reduce the spread.
According to him, “I wish to note with deep concern the spate at which Officers are testing positive to Covid-19 and hereby enjoin all Accounting Officers to come up with Duty Rosters to stem the outbreak in your respective MDAs.
“The roster should be prepared with an Officer having to report for duty at most twice a month.
“Please note that this directive is without prejudice to existing directives and only reinforces same which are in effect and compliance abysmal.”
The directive comes even as officers from level 14 and below were directed to work from home till January 18.
It was learnt that the directive is likely to be extended by the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, till next month, as Covid-19 cases in the State continues to soar.