Kwara reverses three-day work policy for civil servants

The Kwara State Government has reversed its recent directive which reduced working days from five to three days for civil servants.

The earlier directive was issued by the government in the wake of fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government last month.

The government on June 5, 2023, through a letter from the state’s Head of Service, Mrs Susan Oluwole asked civil servant to reoort for work only three days a week.

She said the decision was to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government on the civil servants in the state.

However, in a letter to the heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, Mrs Oluwole reversed the decision.

She disclosed that the new directive was to allow the Federal Government and the organised labour work out modalities on more efficient interventions to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal.

The letter, signed by Mr. Okedare Adeyinka, on behalf of the Head of Service, disclosed that the intervention would be unveiled very soon.

“I am directed to inform all heads of MDAs that the reduced number of working days have been reversed; hence, all categories of workers are to observe the normal five working days per week, with effect from July 10, 2023.

“Workers not covered in the initial workday reduction, which lasted a few days, will have stipends given to them as a show of appreciation”, the statement explained.

Workers that were exempted initially were teachers, health practitioners and other categories of workers providing essential services in the state.


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