According to Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, the decision has become necessary to streamline the number of officers who come to work daily.
The Federal Government on Tuesday ordered civil servants from grade level 12 and below to stay at home for five weeks.
Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), made this known in a circular in Abuja.
Esan said the directive followed the reported cases of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The circular reads in part; “Following Mr President’s approval of recommendations of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, in the light of the second wave of the infection in Nigeria, officers on grade level 12 and below are hereby, directed to stay at home for a period of five weeks, effective from Wednesday Dec. 23 and await further directive, ” the HOS said.