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Sanwo-Olu bars civil servants from Monday resumption, Grade 15 above to resume Tuesday

Ayodele Olalere

Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday exempted civil servants in the state from resuming at their various offices on Monday.

It is recalled the governor had, on Wednesday, April 29, announced gradual easing of the lockdown effective May 4, and announced both private and public offices, markets could open for operation, and gave guidelines on their operation.

While giving his tenth update on the Coronavirus pandemic in the state, at the State House, Marina, the governor however said to avoid a rush on the road, civil servants are to stay at home on Monday, but resume on Tuesday with only those on Grade Level 15 and above expected to resume.

“No civil servant must resume tomorrow while only level 15 above should resume from Tuesday. Affected civil servants on Levels 15 and above leaving in Ogun State should adhere to the order of Ogun State governor till May 9th,” Sanwo-Olu said.

On the operation of markets, the governor reiterates “food markets to open only Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while other non- food markets to open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

He also warned ‘banks to open with strict observance of all rules on hygiene and social distancing,’ and ‘ensure that their ATM machines are well sanitised and possibly provide means of transport for their staff.”

On eateries and restaurants, the governor said “because of the Ramadan, they will open from 9am to 7pm, only with take-away packs and order and no one must sit and eat.’

“Those whose vehicles were arrested on or before 14th of April, can, from Tuesday go and start collecting their seized vehicles,” while he emphasised compulsory wearing of face masks, from tomorrow.”

He also directed commercial transport operators to operate between 6am and 7pm, while water transport to operate between 6am and 6pm

He however encouraged Lagosians to report anyone, organisations or companies that violates the guidelines, promising the identity of such whistleblower would be protected.

“The free toll number for whistle blowers to call in to report defaulters are
09010513199,” he said.