Beginning from December 1, 2021, civil servants in Kaduna State would only be required to go to work four times a week, the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has announced.
The governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, in a statement on Monday, November 29, said the policy will affect all categories of civil servants in the state except those working in schools and healthcare facilities.
According to Adekeye, the move, which will permit public servants to work from home for one day per week, is a measure designed to help boost productivity, improve work-life balance and enable workers to have more time for their families, for rest and for agriculture.
“The measure also reflects lessons learnt from managing the Covid-19 pandemic which required significant relaxations of old working traditions and the ascendance of virtual and remote working arrangements.
From December 1, 2021, working hours for public servants hours are adjusted to 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday. However, all public servants, other than those in schools and healthcare facilities, will work from home on Fridays.
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,” the statement reads in part.