COVID-19 Second Wave: Niger Govt Directs Civil Servants To Stay At Home

Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello.

Niger State Government has directed civil servants in the state to stay at home from Monday, December 21 to avert second wave of coronavirus pandemic, following the increased number of cases in recent times.

This is according to a circular from the Office of the Head of Service, with circular number NG/STA/2/vOL.1/292, dated December 17, 2020, addressed to all heads of parastatals, ministries and agencies and other government officials in the state.

The circular, which was signed by the head of service, Hajia Salamatu Abubakar, was titled “stay free from 2nd wave of Coronavirus pandemic”.

The circular reads in part;

I write to inform you that in view of the 2nd wave of coronavirus pandemic being experienced in the country, His Excellency, Alhaji (DR) Abubakar Sani Bello, Executive Governor of Niger State, has approved for all workers in Niger State to stay at home with effect from Monday, 21 December, 2020 until further notice, except for Officers on essential services.

Niger State has so far recorded 302 cases of COVID-19, with 12 deaths in seventeen local government areas.

Read Also: Niger Governor, Abubakar Bello, Recovers From COVID-19

On November 9, Governor Abubakar Bello revealed he had tested positive for COVID-19, but his recovery was announced on November 16.

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