Subsidy removal: Kwara makes u-turn on directive reducing workdays 

 

Kwara state government has reversed it earlier directive which reduced working days from five days to three days to civil servants in the state 

The government had  on June 5, 2023, through a letter from the state’s  Head of Service,Mrs Susan Oluwole, reduced the work days from five to three, to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal on the civil servants in the state.

However, in a letter to the Heads of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) in the state on June 26, the Head of Service reversed the directive to allow the federal government and the organised labour work out modalities on more efficient interventions to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal. 

The letter, signed by Mr. Okedare Adeyinka for the Head of Service,

 said that the intervention would be unveiled very soon.

“For this reason, 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.

“I am therefore directed to inform all Heads of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) that the reduced number of working days has been reversed; hence, all categories of workers are to observe the normal five working days per week, with effect from July 10, 2023.

“Workers not covered in the initial workday reduction, which lasted a few days, will have stipends given to them as a show of appreciation,” the statement added.