Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has directed civil servants in the state to stay at home for the next two weeks.
The governor gave the directive following the confirmation of 22 COVID-19 cases in the state. Three new cases was confirmed today.
Sanwo-Olu noted that the Lagos State Government would be shutting down 70% of its workforce as from Monday. Only health care workers and those providing essential services are exempted.
Speaking at a press conference earlier today, Sanwo-Olu said; “We are shutting down almost 70 per cent of our workforce from Monday, 23rd of March 2020. We are shutting down levels 1-12 in our public service for the next 14 days.
“We know the enormity of the task at hand and we are ready for it. We are working with market leaders and even public transport unions to ensure social distancing.
“Self-Isolate for at least 14 days if you are just returning to Nigeria. That would be the right thing to do.
“We must always rise to our challenges. We will win with the cooperation of Lagos residents. We have done this before, we will do it again.”
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