Kaduna State Government Transits To Four-day Working Week

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It has been reported that the Kaduna State Government will soon begin the transition to a four-day working week, but in the interim, public servants are expected to work from home for one day weekly.

According to further reports, the transition which would begin on Wednesday, 1st December, was designed to help boost productivity, improve work-life balance and enable workers to have more time for their families, for rest and for agriculture.

This was reportedly disclosed by the Special Adviser on Media and Communication to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye,  in a statement on Monday.

The statement read that, “From that date, working hours for public servants are adjusted to 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday.”

It continued that, “However, all public servants, other than those in schools and healthcare facilities, will work from home on Fridays.”

It added that, “This interim working arrangement will subsist until the government is ready to move to the next stage of the transition, which will culminate in the four-day week across all MDAs in the state.”

It disclosed that, “The government will also ramp up its efforts to give public servants access to digital devices and platforms to enable them work effectively from home.”

It noted that, “Given the significant investments the state government is making in ICT, it will ensure that most of its automated services deliver the levels of performance required to give citizens seamless access.”

Meanwhile, Adekeye noted that, “The government expected the required legal and regulatory framework to be in place by January 2022, making it known that, “This will also enable the organised private sector to engage with the process and agree a longer transition period to a four-day working week.”

He reportedly added that the government’s decision “reflects lessons learnt from managing the COVID-19 pandemic, which required significant relaxation of old working traditions and the ascendance of virtual and remote working arrangements.”


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