Amid COVID 19: Ebonyi workers resume duties.

By Mbam Ogodo, Abakaliki
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Following the partial easing of lockdown by Governor David Umahi, civil servants in Ebonyi State have resumed duties yesterday.

With this development, activities have fully picked up at Government House and the state secretariat at the Centinary city in Abakaliki just as government business has commenced in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) across the state,.

This followed the directive issued by the Head of Service, Dr Chamberlain Nwele that all civil servants on grade level 01 - 10 who were on compulsory break due to the outbreak of covid - 19 pandemic should resume normal official duties.

The directive also reminded the civil servants of the need to apply all the precautionary measures as directed by the government and stipulated guidelines by the NCDC on the fight against COVID - 19 infections.

"All civil servants, from grade levels, 1-10 who were on a compulsory break due to the outbreak of COVID -19 pandemic are hereby directed to resume normal official duties with effect from Monday, 4th May, 2020 .

"Note that civil servants are also reminded to apply all precautionary measures as directed by Government and stipulated guidelines by the NCDC on the fight against COVID-19 infections for your safety and that of your colleagues".

Before now, Ebonyi state Governor, Chief David Umahi has laid emphasis on the need for the residents of the state to observe compulsory wearing of face masks and other sanitary measures as directed by the state government as the enforcement of compliance commences forthwith.

Given similar circumstances in the past, the turnout of workers may be poor as officers may experience varying degrees of inconveniences to their work posts as many of them have used the break to engage in serious farming.

Recall that workers on grade level 12 and above and those on essential/emergency duties have since been going to work as this announcement does not apply to them.

This directive with other measures is believed, would help facilitate the efforts of the government to combat the spread of the virus in the state as government has continued to reassure the people of her intensified efforts to limit the transmission of the virus.