By Oluwakemi Ishola
The Oyo State Head of Service Mrs. Ololade Agboola has charged Civil Servants across the State to comply strictly with Covid-19 guidelines as they are resuming to their various offices.
In a statement issued and signed in Ibadan, the State Capital, the Head of Service admonished Civil Servants to adhere strictly to the guidelines for preventing the spread of Covid-19. Part of this include the use of facemasks, regular washing of hands/use of sanitizers, observation of social distancing and prevention of movement from one office to another except for very important official purposes.
It would be recalled that on Thursday, 26th March, 2020, Oyo State Government directed all Civil Servants to stay at home to avoid the spread of Covid-19 in the State. A month after, the directive was relaxed and Staff from Grade Levels 13 and above were asked to return to work under strict Covid-19 protocol.
The Head of Service said that the present administration under the leadership of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde (FNSE) had been paying salaries to all Civil/Public Servants up till the resumption date despite the fact that the workers had been at home for the past three months.
Mrs. Agboola also stated that the State Government had decontaminated all offices in the State Secretariat and other Government Agencies outside the Secretariat with provision of hand sanitizers, Liquid Hand Wash Soaps, Face Masks for all levels of Officers and Hand Washing Machine for all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the State.
She then urged all and sundry to support the State Government in the fight against Corona Virus pandemic by following all Covid-19 protocols in the State.