BREAKING: COVID-19: Nigerian govt takes decision on banking hours ...
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, has revealed that bank branches will be open to customers in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja the Federal Capital Territory from Monday, 4th May, 2020.
According to Sani Aliyu, the National Coordinator of the task force, banking halls would be open to customers from 8am to 2pm.
Aliyu also disclosed that government offices and some “specific grade levels” of staff  will resume work on “specific days.”
This go along with the order of President Muhammadu Buhari’s on Monday, for the four-week shutdown to be soften from next week.
“For government offices, government staff will be allowed to resume from May 4, but it will be based on specific grade levels and specific days so that we can reduce the amount of congestion that we might have in our government offices and we will be discussing further with state governments to make sure that we have a common approach to this.
“Banks will be allowed to open but there will be a restriction in the opening hours to between 8am to 2pm and together with all the other preventive measures I have already mentioned.
“In addition to this, from the point of agriculture and rural development, companies involved in food processing can commence operation.
“In construction sites, the critical roads will be allowed but waivers will be provided by state governments to enable movement.
“For the manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries, we will encourage shift work and limiting staff to only 30 to 50% to maintain social distancing and pharmacy shops may remain open overnight.”
Aliyu warned for safety precautions like self-distancing, washing of hand at the entrance of banks and use of temperature monitors and hand sanitizers are very essential.

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