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Civil servants in Rivers State begin work from home

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Civil servants in Rivers State have on Wednesday started working from home in accordance with a directive by the state government.

The state’s Head of Service, Rufus Godwins gave the directive in a statement on Tuesday.

Godwin cited the increase in COVID-19 cases amid the second wave of the pandemic as the reason for the decision.

However, civil servants from Grade 14 and above are to continue working in the office till the government issues a new directive stating otherwise.

The statement read:

“Following the current increase in the number of COVID 19 cases, in the second wave of the pandemic, his Excellency, the Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has directed all civil servants on salary scale 01-13 except those on essential duty to stay away from duty forthwith.

“While officers from Grade levels 14 and above, should be on duty and assume full responsibilities for their offices till further notice.

“Accordingly, all Permanent Secretaries and Heads of extra ministerial offices should ensure compliance with this directive and observe strictly all COVID19 protocols.

“This directive which takes effect from Wednesday 20th January 2021 shall remain in force until his excellency directs otherwise, please.”

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