The management of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, has ordered a section of its workforce to remain at home for 2 weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The university revealed that the decision was taken after an emergency management meeting held earlier in the day.
According to UNILAG, religious gatherings or meetings of more than ten (10) persons is currently banned on the University Campus and every level 1-12 officers and equivalent in the University should stay at home for the next 14 days.
The institution. however, added that Deans of Faculty, Heads of Department, Directors, Secretaries attached to Principal Officers should keep coming to work so the university can continue running.
A recent statement read, “The stay-at-home directive is to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. Management also directs that the following measures should be adhered to: (a.) All social and religious gatherings or meetings of more than ten (10) persons is hereby banned on the University Campus. (b.) All level 1-12 officers and equivalent in the University have been directed to stay at home for the next two weeks with the exception of levels 13 -15. (c.) Deans of Faculty, Heads of Department, Directors, Secretaries attached to Principal Officers should continue to come to the office to keep the University running. Heads of Department/Unit are also encouraged to provide hand sanitizers at strategic areas of their offices. (d.) Staff in category (b) above who are on essential duties such as Works and Physical Planning Unit (Power), Security and Medical Services etc are also to be around to man the essential areas. (e.) Restaurants and canteens are expected to serve only take-away packs. (f.) Security personnel would move around to ensure that Management’s directives are adhered to by members of the Community. “Members of staff and the University community at large are enjoined to stay safe by observing all precautionary measures and instructions provided by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Lagos State Government.”