LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT
Ref. No: CIR/HOS/’20/Vol.1/046
Office of the Head of Service,
Public Service Office,
The Secretariat, Alausa-Ikeja.
30th April 2020.
CIRCULAR NO: 046
THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR THE RT. HONOURABLE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SECRETARY TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT HONOURABLE COMMISSIONERS/ SPECIAL ADVISERS CHIEF OF STAFF PERMANENT SECRETARIES / TUTORS-GENERAL CLERK, STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY STATE AUDITOR-GENERAL AUDITOR-GENERAL FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS CHAIRMEN, LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCILS/ LOCAL COUNCIL DEVT. AREAS CHAIRMAN, CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION CHAIRMAN, HEALTH SERVICE COMMISSION CHAIRMAN, JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION CHAIRMAN, AUDIT SERVICE COMMISSION CHAIRMAN, LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE COMMISSION CHAIRMAN TEACHING SERVICE COMMISSION CHAIRMAN, LAGOS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SERVICE COMMISSION CHAIRMAN, LAGOS STATE PENSION COMMISSION CHAIRMAN, LAGOS STATE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION CHAIRMAN, STATE SPORTS COMMISSION CHAIRMAN, STATE UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION BOARD CHAIRMAN, LAGOS STATE PRIMARY HEALTHCARE BOARD EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, LAGOS STATE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE HEADS OF EXTRA-MINISTERIAL DEPARTMENTS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF PARASTATAL ORGANISATIONS CHIEF REGISTRAR OF THE HIGH COURT OF LAGOS STATE HEADS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS CHIEF MEDICAL DIRECTOR/MEDICAL DIRECTORS OF HOSPITALS HEADS OF ADMINISTRATION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS /LOCAL COUNCIL DEV. AREAS RE: PARTIAL LIFTING OF THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN RE-OPENING OF ALL MINISTRIES, DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES STATE-WIDE Further to the nationwide broadcast of His Excellency, Mr Muhammadu Buhari – President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the COVID-19 Pandemic in Lagos State and the gradual easing of existing lockdown in the State, it is hereby notified for general information that Mr Governor has approved the re-opening of all Offices in the Secretariat, Alausa as well as other Government Establishments State-wide w-e-f Monday, 4th May 2020 2. However, the re-opening would be subject not only to the conditions earlier specified prior to the announcement of the lockdown, vide Circulars Ref. Nos.: CIR/HOS/’20/Vol.1/031, 037 and 039 of 3rd, 20th and 22nd March 2020 respectively; on measures to contain the Pandemic, but on the following protocols as well: a) All Officers on Grade Levels 12 and below to continue working from home, unless otherwise directed by their Accounting Officers;
b) Notwithstanding, all Frontline Responders and other essential Health Workers respective of Grade Level as well as Enforcement Agencies are to continue to report for duty;
c) Accounting Officers are to carry out a Needs Assessment of critical Staff, identify essential Officers and draw up a Flexible Work Roster for Officers on Grade Levels 13 & above in compliance with the Physical Distancing Principle as stated by the World Health Organisation;
d) Washable and Reusable Facemasks to be distributed to Officers who are required to wear such both in the Office and all Public spaces. Non-usage should attract strict penalties; Distribution of Sanitizers to Staff and Hand gloves and protective gears to Cleaners;
e) Officers are to uphold the principle of personal hygiene by regular washing of hands and maintain physical distancing;
f) Directors, Admin. & Human Recourse are to ensure that the entire Office Environment is disinfected and kept clean always;
g) Officers to access Tele-Medicine Services (medical consultation through telephone services) to minimise/eliminate visits to Staff Clinic and Hospitals. Anyone who is ill is to stay away from the Office;
h) There should be no loitering and assemblage in common spaces;
i) Officers are to abide by the 8 p.m to 6 a.m curfew as pronounced by Mr Governor;
j) The Secretariat and other Government Establishments would remain shut to members of the Public and non-staff who are advised to conduct their affairs through other channels such as telephone, emails and online Platforms.
k) In view of paragraph 2(b), Accounting Officers are expected to forward the roster to the Permanent Secretary, Public Service Office for collation by the Office of Transformation, Creativity & Innovation (OTCI).
4. Furthermore, it is hereby reiterated that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are encouraged to ensure adequate personal hygiene by providing liquid handwashing soap with running water at all Entrances and in toilets for regular and thorough washing of hands. 5. In addition, the State Government through the Ministry of Science & Technology will put in place necessary Digital Infrastructure to facilitate effective work- from- home that would enable Officers to deliver on their Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). 6. Accordingly, all Heads of MDAs are enjoined to note the contents of this Circular for compliance and give it the Service-wide publicity it deserves.
Head of Service