COVID-19: UNILAG declares partial two-week break for workers


The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has declared a partial two week break for workers on its campuses.

It directed workers on salary scale CONTISS 1-12 to stay away for two weeks to check the spread of the COVID-19.

Whereas, workers in those levels rendering essential services and those on Levels 13-15 are to report to work.

A statement issued by the University on Monday noted that the leave would begin Tuesday till 8th April.

The University also banned gatherings of more than 10 people on campus and directed restaurants to only serve take-outs.

The statement reads:

“Further to the earlier measures taken by the University Management to support the Federal and State Government’s effort in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus which is on the increase in the country, Management at an emergency meeting held on Monday, March 23, 2020 approved that members of staff on CONTISS 1-12 should stay at home for two weeks with effect from Tuesday, March 24 to Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

“The stay-at-home directive is to curtail the spread of the CORONAVIRUS pandemic. Management also directs that the following measures should be adhered to:

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a.) All social and religious gatherings or meetings of more than ten (10) persons is hereby banned on the University Campus.

b.) All level 1-12 officers and equivalent in the University have been directed to stay at home for the next two weeks with the exception of levels 13 -15.

c.) Deans of Faculty, Heads of Department, Directors, Secretaries attached to Principal Officers should continue to come to the office to keep the University running. Heads of Department/Unit are also encouraged to provide hand sanitizers at strategic areas of their offices.

d.) Staff in category (b) above who are on essential duties such as Works and Physical Planning Unit (Power), Security and Medical Services etc are also to be around to man the essential areas.

e.) Restaurants and canteens are expected to serve only take-away packs.

f.) Security personnel would move around to ensure that Management’s directives are adhered to by members of the Community.”

The University urged the workers to observe precautions prescribed by the NCDC to avoid getting the disease.

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