FG mandates civil servant level 12 below to resume work Dec 1

FG mandates civil servant level 12 below to resume work Dec 1

The Federal Government (FG) has asked civil servants on Grade Level 12 and below to resume duties on Wednesday, December 1.

This mandate by the FG was contained in a circular titled ‘Resumption of duties by Officers on GL 12 and below’ issued on Friday, November 27, by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan who said the latest directive followed the advice of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19.

As part of efforts to continue to checkmate the spread of coronavirus in the country, the FG had on March 4 also extended the work-from-home directive to the affected civil servants till the end of March.

Eights months after, the current administration directed civil servants to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 72 hours.

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“It will be recalled that as part of the measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic; officers on GL 12 and below were directed to work from home. Following the advice of the Presidential, Steering Committee on COVID-19; this category of officers is expected to resume duties on Wednesday, December 1, 2021,” the circular read.

“Furthermore, in line with the recommendation of the Committee on COVID-19, Mr. President has approved the vaccine mandate policy.

“All Federal Government employees would therefore be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination; or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 72 hours.”

Meanwhile, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has assured the business community of the Federal Government’s unrelenting efforts; to restore the country to a path of economic growth.

He also said on Friday, November 26, in Lagos; that the target was to make the growth rate higher than the population growth rate.

Osinbajo gave the assurance at the 2021 Presidential Policy Dialogue organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI); and explained that the efforts would drive inclusive economic prosperity.

The vice-president said part of the government’s plan was the creation of the National Medium Term Development Plan; the Economic Sustainability Plan; and similar others to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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