From January 20, following the increase in the second wave of COVID-19 infections in the state, the Rivers State Government ordered civil servants at Grade Levels 1 to 13 not to come to work, except those who provide critical service.
The order was contained in a statement released onTuesday by Rufus Godwin, Head of Service in the State.
According to the announcement, officers from Grade 14 and above were directed to be on duty until further notice and assume full responsibilities for their offices.
“Following the current increase in the number of COVID 19 cases, in the second wave of the pandemic, his Excellency, the Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has directed all civil servants on salary scale 01-13 except those on essential duty to stay away from duty forthwith,” the statement partly read.
“While officers from Grade levels 14 and above, should be on duty and assume full responsibilities for their offices till further notice.
“Accordingly, all Permanent Secretaries and Heads of extra ministerial offices should ensure compliance with this directive and observe strictly all COVID19 protocols.
“This directive which takes effect from Wednesday 20th January 2021 shall remain in force until his excellency directs otherwise, please.”