Four-day workweek

Kaduna State To Transition To A Four-Day Working Week.

A four-day working week had been announced on Monday by the Kaduna State Government. This transition will be starting from December 1, 2021.

The aim of the transition is to allow civil servants to work from home one day a week, to improve and boost their productivity and create a work-life balance that would help families to have more family time to rest and take part in farming. The transition was revealed by the governor’s special adviser for media and communications, Muyiwa Adekeye, in a statement titled “KDSG begins to transition to four-day workweek from 1, December 2021. The statement of Muyiwa Adekeye reads in part, “The measure also reflects lessons learnt from managing the Covid-19 pandemic which required significant relaxations of old working traditions and the ascendance of virtual and remote working arrangements.

The implementation of the transitional arrangements in the State Public Service to a four-day working week will start from  December 1, 2021. Friday. From then on 8 am – 5 pm will be the adjusted working hours for public servants- said SirKashim Ibrahim House. He also said that except for those public servants in schools and health facilities will be working from home on Fridays until the government has finalised the next phase of the transition which will culminate in the four days a week in all MDAs across the state. “Senior officials are working on detailed guidelines to ensure that the emergency services and the education and health systems in the state continue to deliver services 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the transition and beyond. 

The government will also ramp up its efforts to give public servants access to digital devices and platforms to enable them to work effectively from home. Given the significant investments the state government is making in ICT, it will ensure that most of its automated services deliver the levels of performance required to give citizens seamless access.

The required legal and regulatory frameworks are expected by the state government to be in place by January 2022.

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