The civil and public servants in Oyo state on Monday, 22 June resumed work fully after the three-month stay – at – home directive by the state government.
The state secretariat was shut down on the 27th of March as part of the measures to curb the spread of COVID- 19.
The secretariat, was, however, reopened a month after to workers on grade level 13 and above.
Governor Seyi Makinde, the State Chairman of the COVID- 19 Task Force on June 15, after a meeting with the task force, directed other categories of state workers to return to work on the 22nd of June.
Those that resumed complied with the COVID- 19 guidelines as workers were seen trooping into the secretariat complex as early as 7:10 am., wearing their face masks.
Ministries and agencies placed handwashing bucket and bottles of liquid soap and hand sanitizer at the corridor of their respective offices.
Also, cleaning of some of the offices was ongoing while some workers who resumed early at their duty posts were seen dusting tables, chairs, and files in readiness for work.
Mr Akin Olaitan, a level 10 officer, said that each civil servant was provided with two face masks as they resumed at their respective ministries.
Olaitan praised the state government for the provision of the face masks and other items to prevent COVID- 19 spread among the civil servants.
Mrs Foluke Adekunle and Miss Eunice Adeyemi, both on grade level 9 were happy to return to duty after almost three months of compulsory break.
The duo advised their colleagues to follow by the COVID- 19 guidelines and other precautionary measures established by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the state government, to contain the spread of the pandemic.
When contacted for comment, the State Head of Service, Mrs Ololade Agboola, through her Media Officer, Mr Abiodun Atilola, said an official statement would be issued on workers’ resumption before the close of work on Monday.