The Kwara state administration has reversed the policy, cutting working days for governmental officials in the state from five to three days due to the federal government’s elimination of gasoline subsidies.
Remember that the state government decreased the work days from five to three on June 5, 2023, through a letter from the state’s Head of Service, Mrs Susan Oluwole, to cushion the impact of the elimination of gasoline subsidies on the state’s civil officials.
However, in a letter to the state’s heads of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) on June 26, the Head of Service revoked the instruction to allow the federal government and organised labour to work out modalities for more efficient interventions to mitigate the effect of the subsidy elimination.
The intervention would be revealed very soon, according to the letter signed by Mr. Okedare Adeyinka for the Head of Service.
“As a result, 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,” the statement says in part.
“I am thus directed to inform all Heads of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) that the reduced number of working days has been reversed; thus, all categories of workers are to observe the normal five working days per week, beginning July 10, 2023.”
“Workers who were not covered by the initial workday reduction, which lasted a few days, will be given stipends as a token of appreciation,” it added.