The Lagos State Government has given 14 days stay-at-home order to public officers from Grade level 1 to 12 as part of precautions to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.
The State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this on Sunday during a state-wide address.
Gov. Sanwo-Olu said: “I’m now hereby directing that all public officers in the entire unified public service from grade level 1 to 12 which constitutes about 70% of our entire public workforce should stay at home from Monday 23rd March 2020 for 14 days at the first instance. We will review this as time goes on,”
However, the Governor further stated that the stay-at-home (order) does not affect any of state’s first responders, meaning the medical personal are still meant to be at their duty posts, as well as the fire service, members of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LAWMA and other essential services are not affected by this directive.
The Lagos State Government had recently ordered the immediate closure of all public and private schools, institutions of higher learning as well as restriction of all social gatherings to not more than 50 people at any time.