COVID-19: Bauchi orders civil servants to stay at home

Civil servants in Bauchi State between grade levels 1-12 have been directed to stay at home until further notice but will continue to work from home.

The directive was contained in a statement signed by Umar Saidu on behalf of the Head of Civil Service and made available to newsmen in Bauchi on Tuesday evening.

The HoS, however, directed that those on levels above 12 are expected to continue going to the office and all essential public servants such as health and security.

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“In an effort to curtail the spread of the killer disease, His Excellency, Sen Bala Mohammed, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, has directed that all non-essential public servants on grade level 1-12 stay and work from their home with effect from Wednesday, March 25, 2020, until further notice,” the statement contains.

It stated further that, “While non-essential officers from grade level 13 and above including all essential public servants such as health, security, etc should continuously come to work to sustain coordination of effective service delivery.”

The statement then urged citizens in the state to always observe necessary precautions during their interactions through minimal contacts amongst others.

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