Covid-19: HoS calls for strict compliance as Oyo workers resume

Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan

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The Oyo State Head of Service, HoS, Mrs. Ololade Agboola has charged the State workers to ensure compliance with the Covid-19 guidelines as they resume work and carry out their official assignments.

Mrs. Agboola assured the workers that prior to the resumption, the State government had decontaminated all the State ministries, departments and agencies including those outside the Secretariat.

Noting that the Governor Seyi Makinde-led government had been paying salaries to all civil servants up till the resumption date despite being away from work in the last three months, the HoS urged the workers to support the State government in the fight against Coronavirus by following all safety protocols in the State.

After a three-month stay-at-home, workers in the employ of the Oyo State Government on grade level 12 and below have heeded the directive of the State government to resume work on Monday.

The Government had, on March 27, shut the State Secretariat following the confirmation of positive cases of the novel Coronavirus in the State.

The latest resumption follows the initial resumption order to workers on Grade Level 13 and above to resume on April 27.

The workers who defiled the early morning rains to report for duties were seen mostly wearing their nose masks as they trooped into the State Secretariat as early as 7am.

At the Agodi Secratariat in Ibadan, the State capital, officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps and the Oyo State Road Management Agency were present at the two gates leading to the Secretariat to monitor compliance to safety measures, as advised by the Task Force.

Ministries, departments and agencies at the Secretariat also had handwashing buckets, liquid detergent and hand sanitisers at the entrance of their respective offices for the use of workers and visitors, as workers were also provided with two washable nose masks each.

Some of the workers, who were interviewed, showed gratitude to God for keeping them till resumption, expressing appreciation to the State government for consistent payment of salaries while they were at home and promised to be committed to their duties.

Nnenna.O

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