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  The Nigerian government has directed all civil servants from Grade Level 12 and below to effectively resume work from Wednesday, December 1, 2021. It will be recalled that following the spike in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country, the government on March 4, 2021, ordered all civil servants from the grade 12 level and below to work from home as part of efforts to contain the spread of the virus. However, the workers will now return to their office premises from December 1 according to a new circular signed by Folashade Yemi-Esan, the Head of Service of the Federation. The directive also noted that while they resume office on December 1, they are also required “to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 72 hours.”
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“It will be recalled that as part of the measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 Pandemic, Officers on GL 12 and below were directed to work from home. Following the advice of the PSC on COVID-19, this category of Officers are expected to resume duties on Wednesday, 1st December 2021,”
part of the circular read. The Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, had initially announced that from December 1, 2021, all employees of the Federal Government would be mandated to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result before they can gain access to their offices, the new circular is in compliance with the decision of the PSC. Sources: The Nation
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This article was first published on 29th November 2021


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