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Osun Orders Civil Servants To Resume



Zainab Sanni

The Osun State Government has ordered civil servants on grade level seven and above to resume work within normal office hours.

The state governor, Gboyega Oyetola stated this in a statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Friday in Osogbo.

The statement confirmed the relaxation of the curfew imposed to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Oyetola directed departmental heads to work out alternate working hours for staff on grade levels one to six.

The governor however said the ban on political, public, religious, and any kind of gatherings under whatever guise remained in force.

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He also said all major markets in the state would remain shut, while smaller markets would be opened.

The governor urged traders in smaller markets to ensure physical distancing, the use of face masks, and observe all other precautionary measures following the established protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

“As you are all aware, the Federal Government, a few days ago lifted the ban on religious activities in the country.

“We have, therefore, lifted ours too after we met with religious leaders on Wednesday with specific guidelines.

“In furtherance to that, we have also further relaxed our curfew, as part of measures for the gradual reopening of our economy,” the governor said. 

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