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Edo govt strengthens compliance to COVID-19 safety protocol in MDAs

Following resumption of work by civil servants on grade levels 01-10 in the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the state, the Edo State government has assured that adequate measures will be put in place to ensure strict compliance to safety protocol to check the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the MDAs.

The state Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa, gave the assurance during a meeting with the permanent secretaries and heads of extra-ministerial departments to review level of compliance to the safety protocols at the Secretariat Complex, in Benin City.

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He said the relevant protocols and regulations include frequent washing of hands with soap under running water; use of alcohol-based sanitisers; observance of social distancing, and wearing of face masks.

According to him, “The COVID-19 Response Team is to issue guidelines for the resumption of all workers who have, hitherto, been working from home. These guidelines will be made available shortly.”

He urged workers to be dutiful and reciprocate government’s gestures following the recent promotion exercise carried out in the state civil and public services.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Arts, Culture and Diaspora Affairs, Itohan Bazuaye, said she would ensure COVID-19 safety protocols are observed strictly by workers in her ministry.

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