Covid-19: Return to Work, Niger Govt Direct Civil Servant


The Niger State Government has Directed Civil servants from level twelve and below who were mandated to work from home as a result of the effect of second wave of COVID-19 pandemic to fully resume work on the 1st of March 2021:

Alhaji Mohammed Sani Idris Esq, The state Commissioner of information and Strategy made this known during post executive council Briefing at Government house today.

He said this feat was reached after a due consultation with the Minister of health.

Sani Idris in another development disclosed that with regards to the issue of publicity in the State, the Minister of information has presented a note to the Exacutive Council as a starting point towards the reintroduction of stewardship beginning from Saturday the 27th of this month.

“” We have reserved Two hours between the hours of 8 :am to 10: am for each Ministry to go on the crystal Fm Minna to educate the public on the activities of their various ministries noting that this is in preparatory to what it used to be in the State were all journalists are assembled for briefing atleast by month end” the Commissioner stated.

He further explained that Ministry of Environment will kick start as there is already a duty roster as each Ministry knows when it will appear for it Program.

Furthermore, the commissioner highlighted that there was also presentation of report of the Judicial panel of Enquiry set up by the state government as a result of police brutality particularly the disbanded END SARS protests in the country as directed by the federal government.

In Another Development, The Honorable Commissioner of Water resources and Dams Development Yusuf Suleiman during the Briefing noted that the Council has approved a bill for a law to established Niger State small town water and Sanitation agency.

He explained that the bill if passed into law will enable better attention to water distribution to semi urban areas.

He adds that Niger State water and Sewage Cooperation is managing the Urban center while the small town areas will be having an agency that will manage the supply of water in the area pointing out that we have a dilapidated Bi-Water scheme sprayed across 53 towns and villages.

this will have the state government attention to bring them back to life so that people of small town will benefit from it, he added.

Yusuf Suleiman who said that the Government is so overwhelmed over the supply of water to Urban areas which is making the government to forget the smaller towns that are almost fourteen to fifteen percent.

Finally, The Commissioner of Tatiary education, Professor Ali Baba , in his remarks stated that he presented a report on Sallary racketeering on how to stop Ghost workers from existing in the state Pay roll so as to stop wastages in the State.

“The Ministry has almost reach 80% of work in preparatory to link each Civil servant’s BVN number and we believed that after we finish, we assure you that the Issues of Sallary racketeering or Ghost workers will be reduced to the minimum in the State”.

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