Kogi State Government has directed civil servants in the state on Grade Level 1 – 13 to remain and work at home for 14 days effective from Monday, March 23.
Mr Kingsley Fanwo, Commissioner for Information and Communication, stated this in a statement on Monday in Lokoja.
Fanwo said: “Only workers from GL 1 to 13 are affected by the directive to stay at home while GL 14 and above are to report at their offices.
“Those rendering essential services are to continue to go to their work places as they are not affected by the work from the home directive,” Fanwo said.
According to Fanwo, the decision, a preventive measure is subject to review after the first week beginning from March 23.
The state is yet to record a single case of the deadly disease.
Fanwo, however, said that civil servants on critical duties will be communicated by the state Head of Service on how to keep the system running.
He explained that Gov. Yahaya Bello approved the measure to ensure prevention and contain the spread of the virus through contacts at government offices across the state.