FEDERAL civil servants have been asked to resume to work on Monday, October 19, 2020 – seven moths after workers were forced to stay at home due to the spread of coronavirus.
According to Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha and the National Coordinator, Sanni Aliyu, who disclosed this on Thursday, the directive was to address economic, socio-political and healthcare.
Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said only the Federal Capital Territory and Lagos have achieved the target of testing one percent of its population, while 26 states of the federation were yet to test up to 25 percent rate.
According to him, apart from the FCT and Lagos State, Plateau, Gombe and Rivers had also crossed 50 per cent testing rate.
“Twenty-six others are yet to measure up to 25 per cent. This is considered a serious problem which is further compounded by the increasing general apathy and disbelief about the risk of COVID-19 in Nigeria,” Mustapha said.