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Sanwo-Olu directs all civil servants to resume November 2

The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed all public servants on Salary Grade Levels 1- 12, to resume work fully from Monday, November 2, 2020.

The workers had been directed to work from home since March 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

However, Sanwo-Olu in a circular titled: “Re: Further easing of COVID-19 lockdown, with Ref. No: CIR/HOS/’20/Vol.1/115, issued by the Office of the Head of Service and dated October 30, 2020, asked them to resume.

The circular was signed by the Head of Service, Muri Okunola, and sent to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government in the state.

It explained that the decision was taken after informed recommendation of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and the State Ministry of Health.

The circular read in part: “Sequel to the informed recommendation of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and the State Ministry of Health advisory on same, it is hereby notified for general information that Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved that all public servants on salary Grade Levels 1- 12, who were directed to work from home since March, 2020 resume at the office with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.”

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Gov Sanwo-Olu lifts curfew in Lagos with immediate effect

The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has lifted the curfew imposed on the state with immediate effect.

This was contained in a press release signed by Gbenga Omotoso, the Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, on Saturday.

The statement read: “The curfew imposed on Lagos State after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests has been lifted immediately.

The 12am to 4am curfew imposed by the Federal Government to curb the spread of COVID-19 remains.

“Lagosians are free to go about their business without any hindrance whatsoever. Security agencies will continue to discharge their duties.

“Lagosians are urged to co-operate with them to maintain the status of our state as one of the most peaceful.

“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu thanks security agencies for their efforts in restoring peace to our troubled communities.

He commends Lagosians for observing the curfew and ensuring the return of normalcy.

“The Governor urges the citizenry not to do or encourage any action that may turn back the clock, but to keep living in harmony as we get set to rebuild our dear State and strengthen the unity that we are known for.”


Lagos declares 24-hour curfew

Lagos State Governor , Babajide Sanwo -Olu , has imposed a 24 -hour curfew on the state effective 4 pm Tuesday ( today) .

The governor made this known in a statement while lamenting that the protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings had morphed into violence .

He said, “ I have watched with shock how what began as a peaceful # EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well -being of our society.

“Lives and limbs have been lost as criminals and miscreants are now hiding under the umbrella of these protests to unleash mayhem on our state .

“ As a government that is alive to its responsibility and has shown a commitment to the movement # ENDSARS , we will not watch and allow anarchy in our dear state .

“ I, therefore , hereby impose a 24 -hour curfew on all parts of the State as from 4 pm today, 20th October, 2020 .

Nobody, except essential service providers and first responders must be found on the streets. ”

The # EndSARS protests rocking the country have continued for almost two weeks with youths calling for a lasting reform of the Nigeria Police Force.