Civil Servants Resumes in Ekiti, As Government Considers Reopening Schools, Major Markets

Ekiti State Government  has asked the State’s public officers on Grade Level 8 and above  to resume for duty with effect from Monday, while those on Grade Level 7 and below are to still remain at home till further notice.

The state government also urged residents of the state to pursue their businesses from Mondays through Friday from 6am to 8pm, as from 1st June, 2020.

Governor Kayode Fayemi who stated this in a state-wide broadcast on Sunday evening, also revealed that “consultations are underway to reopen religious worship centres, schools, and big markets in the state”.

He stressed that the dusk-to-dawn curfew will resume daily at 8 pm and will last till 5.59 am of the following morning.

A statement quoted the governor as saying that religious centres will reopen “very soon”, revealing that “a committee will be engaging with religious organisations to fashion out a workable protocol”.

The workable protocol, he said, will enable religious houses to reopen very soon without jeopardising the lives and health of worshippers.

The governor explained that “efforts to reopen schools are also ongoing as the committee set up to appraise the protocols, resources, conditions, and modalities for reopening has concluded its work.”

He also said “the government is considering reopening major markets to permanent shop owners, after the outcome of the ongoing engagement process on the relocation of roadside traders to available alternatives”.

The reopening of the major markets, the Governor said, would be subject to compliance with specific conditions and protocols that are being determined.

On when the state will totally open up its economy, Fayemi said, “Once the report of the random testing shows that we are safe generally.”

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