Kaduna State has directed its civil servants to report to work on Monday, July 20 after working remotely for over three months at home following invocation of the Quarantine Act and Kaduna State Public Health Law, which quarantined all residents on March 26.
A circular by office of the Head of Service, stated different category of workers will work on different days of the week from 9am to 3pm.
The circular signed by Ibrahim Jere, Permanent Secretary (Public Service Officer), said all Permanent Secretaries, Directors General, Chief Executives of Agencies and Parastatals as well as Directors will work from Monday to Friday.
The circular further stated officers on Grade Level 14 and above will work for three days, including Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays while officers on Grade Level 7 to 13 will work on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.
The circular also noted, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, visitors will be restricted from offices, adding the order will be ‘’enforced by assigning staff officers to identify their staff at the entrance gate from 8.30 am to 9.30 am.’’
Jere pointed out that COVID-19 prevention protocols would be strictly complied with by all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as all arms of government.
The COVID-19 protocols include social distancing at work places, subjecting all workers to daily temperature checks at the entrance of the MDAs, observing respiratory hygiene and hand washing among others.
Also the RECTOR of Kaduna Polytechnic, Professor Idris Bugaje, on Thursday said the institution has taken all necessary measures and set for to for safe re-opening for students once it gets the Federal government’s nod.
Bugaje told journalists at the Polytechnic’s main campus that the institution has produced its own sanitizing machine and acquired advanced technology that can measure temperature.
According to the Rector, “we have an Ultraviolet, UV based sanitizer. We are using that with 210 nanometers. This bandwidth of ultraviolet radiation is not hamful to the eyes or skin. So by the time you pass through this machine, any type of germs or virus in your body will be killed.”
He added that the institution has a very robust clinic to accommodate sick patients and all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been put in place.