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Lagos Gov. permits civil servants to work from office 3 days per week

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Lagos Gov. permits civil servants to work from office 3 days per week

As Nigerians express concern over the ongoing economic challenges in the country, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has shared a plan to alleviate some of the financial burdens faced by residents of Lagos State.

The governor revealed that civil servants in Levels 1 to 14 will now have the option to work in the office three days a week and work remotely for the remaining two days.

This initiative aims to help ease economic pressures within the state.

During a recent media chat, Governor Sanwo-Olu also unveiled a 25% reduction in public transportation fares across Lagos State.

This move is intended to provide some relief to commuters and make transportation more affordable for residents.

Sanwo-Olu said, “The first thing that we will be doing in the state going forward is that we want to start with our own public servants, to say that even the challenges that we’ve seen now, can we be creative and have flexible working hours?

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“So, immediately from next week, we are working out a plan where civil servants from Level 1 to 14 will come to the office maximum three times a week. Not that any form of government will be shut down; it will be all calendarised and it will be schedule.

“Level 15 to 17 will miss work a day. What are we trying to achieve? We are seeking to achieve a process whereby people will even slow down and reduce the pressure on the work environment.”

Sanwo-Olu said the state government does not want a “charged, aggravated workforce” hence the option of a hybrid work schedule to reduce the number of days workers come to work physically.

He said the measure will reduce pressure on the roads, and reduce economic pressure on the workers.

Recently, protests have broken out in Ogun, Oyo, Kano, Niger and some parts of the country over the economic hardship being experienced by Nigerians.

Citizens lament food inflation, high cost of living, hunger and the rise in the costs of transportation.

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