Following measures put in place to curtail the rise in cases of Covid-19 across the country, the Federal Government has directed Civil Servants on Grade Level 12 and below to continue working from home till further notice when the coast would be clear on Covid – 19.
According to reports, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, announced this on Tuesday, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the PTF.
It was also reported that Mustapha recalled that President Buhari received the End-of-Year Report of the PTF on December 22, 2020, and authorized the extension of the mandate of the PTF for three months.
He added that, following the expiration of the extension on March 31 2021and a detailed review, the PTF submitted its Report to Mr. President for appropriate decisions.
Mustapha also made it known that President Muhammadu Buhari had considered the report and has approved that the PTF would make the transition to a Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, effective from April 1 2021.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, had made it known that the government directed all the states administering the COVID – 19 vaccines to stop the exercise when they may have used half of the doses allocated to them.
He added that, this was because it was not sure when the next batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine would arrive Nigeria.