Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi says more civil servants in the state will start working virtually as part of safety measures to guide against the spread of the new covid-19 variant, Omicron.
Governor Fayemi stated during his visit to a new year visit to some government ministries situated at the State Secretariat in Ado Ekiti
The Governor said that one of the opportunities in covid-19 era was that workers would learn to work virtually to reduce the effect of the pandemic on government businesses and protect their wellbeing.
“A lot of development had taken place in the secretariat with landscaping and completion of more buildings to create more space for office accommodation.
“We ensured that adequate provision were made for the covid-19 protocols in the various office as you noticed as we were entry the offices but what is important now is they are back and in coming back we still owe a duty of protection to them in their various offices that’s partly why I have to go round to see what is going on for myself”. Governor Fayemi stated.
The Governor urged workers in the state to imbibe the culture of dedication, hardworking and commitment to duty to make 2022 more productive in the state.
He added that adequate preparation had been made in all the offices to ensure compliance to covid-19 protocols.
The visit, which also witnessed the distribution of new office furniture to offices while the Governor pay attentions to issues effecting the workers.
The Governor, accompanied by the Head of service, Mrs Peju Babafemi; the Chief of Staff, Biodun Omoleye; Overseer, office of the Secretary to the State Government, Folusho Daramola, Commissioner for Women Affairs and social development, Alhaja Mariam Ogunlade and the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Bimpe Aderiye at their respective ministries.
Other offices visited included the Ministry of Budget and Economic Development, Pension Commission and Ministry of lands and Housing.
Reporting by Tope Omobepade; editing by Adeniyi Bakare