Resumption Of Duties : Shippers’ Council Roll Out Office Guidelines As It Recalls Staffs In Phases


Nigeria Shippers’ Council has issued guidelines of work place operations for its staffs in relation to the partial resumption of duties.

As stated in a release signed by the Executive Secretary/CEO of the council, Barr. Hassan Bello, it reads ‘In response to circular HCSF/109/S.1/100 dated 30th April 2020 which relates to partial resumption of duties, the Management of NSC hereby decides as follows:
“The resumption will be phased with Directors, Deputy Directors and Heads of Divisions to report on Monday 4th May 2020.
“The resumption date of officers on levels 14 and 15 will be announced in due course.
“The office will operate 3 times a week only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Working hours will be 9 am to 2 pm.
“During this weekend the office will be disinfected, fumigated and decontaminated. Same will apply to our buses”
It also states further that a complete protocol on social distancing, hygiene and other health guidelines and conduct at work will be issued, while the medical unit and HR department will states the guidelines and monitor compliance.

On the issue of transportation to and from work, Hassan disclosed that it  will  be adequately guided by health protocols and advisories.
He however advised those who are outside Lagos and may find it difficult to resume, that they should stay put until circumstances become easier. “They should work from wherever they may be” 
He added that “The above is applicable to all the zonal offices but subject to the rules prescribed by the state governments. For example Kano is in lock down, and so staff are to obey strictly the directives of the state government. 
“The resumption is for officers on Grade Level 14 and above but we are phasing the resumption starting with officers on Levels 16 and 17 first, and subsequently 14 and 15. 
“The date for resumption of Levels 14 and 15 will be announced very soon” 
Wishing all his staff well, the CEO urged them to  stay safe and observe personal hygiene, physical distancing and wearing of face masks and to stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary  to go out.


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