The Ondo State Government ordered civil servants on Monday to resume their positions of duty.
Those affected by the Order are from grade 1 to 12, who have been operating remotely for more than five months due to an outbreak of Coronavirus.
The Head of State Service, Oludare Aragbaye, in a memo on Sunday in Akure, the capital, issued a directive for the resumption of employees.
It can be recalled that endeavours by the state government to fight COVID-19 resulted in promising results that the virus curve was to a very large extent flattened in the state.
“In light of this, on Monday, 5 October 2020, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu directed all civil servants at grade level 01-12 and other staff who have previously worked from home to resume work.
“Therefore, in order to reciprocate the good gesture of the government, all employees are expected to rededicate and devote themselves to effective and reliable service delivery.”
Sources confirm that Governor Akeredolu urged the Head of Service to order the resumption of staff as part of a plan to woo their support ahead of the state’s governorship election on Saturday.
“Don’t be shocked that this week the governor will begin paying some allowances and bonuses just to woo workers’ votes and their support for the election on Saturday,”