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Federal Government orders officers on Grade levels 10 and below to resume office

FG directs officers on grade levels 10 and below to resume duties every working day (Monday to Friday).

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The Federal Government has issued a directive that officers on grade levels 10 and below are to resume duties every working day (Monday to Friday), effective from Monday, 19th October 2020.

This announcement was made in a circular issued by the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation and signed by Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.

This directive is a follow up to President Buhari’s approval of the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation also disclosed that the officers are to be in the office by 8.00 a.m. and close by 4.00 p.m. daily, with effect from Monday, 19th October 2020.

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The Federal government, in a bid to curb the spread of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic in the country, issued in a memo via the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation on 24th of March 2020, that all public servants from levels 1 through 12 were to work from home effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

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In like manner, in August after the approval of the extension of the second phase of the eased lockdown, the Government disclosed civil servants on grade level 12 and above were to resume work fully by 8.00 a.m. and close by 4 pm daily.

However, in line with the guidelines of NCDC and the PTF on COVID-19, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan reiterated that the officers are to ensure full compliance with the directives and advice on the COVID-19 pandemic preventive measures, including maintenance of physical distancing, regular washing and/or sanitizing of hands and wearing of face masks.

She emphasized that Permanent Secretaries/Chief Executive Officers should provide necessary facilities in their respective MDAs, in compliance with the extant guidelines on the preventive measures against the spread of the pandemic. Furthermore, efforts should be made to avoid overcrowding and nobody should be allowed into the offices without wearing a face mask.

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Just-in: #EndSARS: Hillary Clinton tells President Buhari to stop killing young protesters

Clinton has called on President Buhari and the Nigerian Army to stop the killing of young protesters in the country.

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Former US Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and the Nigerian Army to stop the killing of young protesters in the country.

The wife of former US President, Bill Clinton, said, “I’m calling on @mbuhari and the @hqnigerianarmy to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters. #StopNigeriaGovernment.”

Hilary’s message to President Buhari comes on the heels of shootings carried out by men of the Nigerian Army targeted at #EndSARS protesters who gathered for a peaceful demonstration at the Lekki toll plaza.

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Just-in: #EndSARS: GTBank on Admiralty, Lekki allegedly on fire

A GTBank branch was allegedly set ablaze by some hoodlums that disguised as #EndSARS protesters.

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GTBank’s branch on Admiralty Way, Lekki has been allegedly set ablaze by some hoodlums that disguised as #EndSARS protesters.

This was disclosed by eyewitnesses around the affected branch via their respective social media accounts on Tuesday.

 

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#EndSARS: Lagos orders investigation of Lekki Toll Plaza shooting

The Lagos State Government has ordered an investigation into the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate.

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The Lagos State Government has ordered an investigation into the Lekki Toll Plaza shooting that was allegedly done by some men of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday evening.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, and shared via the state’s Twitter handle.

It stated, “There have been reports of shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza, following the 24-hour curfew imposed on Lagos State to stop criminals, who hid under the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.

“The State Government has ordered an investigation into the incident.

“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised the security agents not to arrest anyone on account of the curfew, which he urges residents to observe for the peaceful atmosphere we all cherish.”

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According to the statement, Governor Sanwo-Olu advised Lagosians to remain calm and not allow criminals, who have hijacked the noble protest of our gallant youths, to succeed in their evil plan of turning our dear state upside down.

Omotoso assured that the Governor will do everything within his power to ensure that the lives of all Lagosians are protected at all times.

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Nairametrics had earlier reported that the Lagos State Government announced the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in all parts of the state, with effect from 4 pm, which was later shifted to 9pm Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

This is due to the raging #EndSARS protests and demonstrations in the state which has been hijacked by criminals and hoodlums, with attacks on innocent citizens and destruction of properties.

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