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June 21, 2024

Kwara govt reverses decision, restores five-day workweek for civil servants

The Kwara State Government has reversed its recent directive reducing official working days for civil servants to three days. The civil servants will now return to the initial five working days.

Governor Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman had on June 5, 2023, through a letter from the office of the state Head of Service, Mrs Susan Modupe Oluwole, reduced working days to three after the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government on May 29.

However, in a letter to the Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, in the state on June 26, the Head of Service reversed the directive to allow FG and the organized labor to work out modalities on more efficient interventions to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal.

“For this reason, it has become imperative to revert to the former state of affairs, where civil servants observe five working days pending when a position is reached by the government and the labour.

“I am therefore directed to inform all Heads of Ministries, Department and Agencies, MDAs, that the reduced number of working days has been reversed, hence, all categories of workers are to observe the normal five working days per week, with effect from July 10, 2023.

“Workers not covered in the initial workday reduction, which lasted a few days, will have stipends given to them as a show of appreciation,” the letter said.

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