The Niger State Government has asked all civil servants from grade 1 to 12 earlier told to stay at home in a bid to curtail the Coronavirus spread, have been told to return to work from Monday, April 6. 

The state government also directed that markets would be opened from 8:00am to 2:00pm daily.

This was revealed by Secretary to the State Government and Chairman of Niger Task Force on COVID-19, Ahmed Matane.

He said, “Government had earlier imposed a curfew from 10am to midnight following residents non-compliance to the sit-at-home order as well as nonchalant attitude of some people towards the prevention of COVID-19 in the state.

“In this new order of relaxing curfew from 2pm to 10pm, civil servants on grade level 1-12 earlier directed to stay at home as part of measures taken by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19, are now to resume work on Monday, April 6, 2020, from 8am to 2pm.

“All entry point to the state remain closed except to those on essential services.”


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