The Kogi State Government has ordered civil servants in the state’s workforce to work from home in the next two weeks, to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Kogi commissioner for information and communication, Kingsley Fanwo said the affected workers are grade level 1 to 13 staff who constitute 70 per cent of the state’s workforce.
Workers in emergency and essential services such as healthcare and fire services are not included in the directive.
The statement reads;
“The Governor of the State, His Excellency Alh Yahaya Bello has approved the ‘Work from Home’ approach to ensure the virus doesn’t spread through contacts at government offices across the state.
“Those who render critical services will be communicated through the Office of the Head of Service of the State on how to keep the system running without endangering the workers, despite the inevitable decision of Government.
“We are leaving no stone unturned to ensure the virus doesn’t find its way to the state and in the unfortunate scenario it does, Government is prepared to control and manage the cases.”