ILLORIN, Nigeria – The Kwara State government has ordered a reduction in work days from five to three each week for all state workers.
The directive was given by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazak and announced through a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Murtala Atoyebi, in Ilorin on Monday, June 5, 2023.
Following the directive, the State Head of Service, Mrs Susan Oluwole, has instructed all Heads of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, MDAs, to immediately develop a schedule outlining the alternating work days for each worker under their purview.
According to Oluwole, the government’s decision is a temporary measure intended to alleviate the financial strain experienced by public workers in the state.
This hardship has been largely attributed to the removal of the fuel subsidy by the Federal Government.
Oluwole warned employees not to take advantage of the governor’s leniency, stating that her office will continuously monitor MDAs to ensure strict adherence to the new work schedule.