The federal government has directed civil servants to work from home.
According to the directive, civil servants on Grade Level 12 and below are to work from home until June 11, 2021.
This is part of measures aimed at preventing the spread of deadly strains of COVID-19 in the country.
According to the Presidential Steering Committee On COVID-19, after the date in June, the directive may be reviewed.
On Monday, the Nigerian government also reintroduced some measures which were put in place during the second COVID-19 wave, restricting gatherings at worship centres and banning night clubs.
The National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday said: “All Government staff on GL. 12 and below are to continue to stay at home until 11th June, 2021;
“Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executives to be held accountable for enforcing NPI rules in their domains with frequent spot checks; and ensure that all NPIs are observed. Mandatory and proper use of face masks in all government premises.”
For non-government workers, the official said, “Encourage virtual meetings by offices. Avoid large meetings, decongest offices and ensure they are well-ventilated; Encourage staff to work from home where possible.”