Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has said workers in the state will commence a transition to a four-day working week to help boost productivity, improve work life balance and allow them spend more time with their families.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, the governor said the state government would begin implementing the transitional arrangement in the public service starting from December 1, 2021.
He said as from December, working hours for public servants would commence from to 8:00 a.m to 5:00p.m Mondays to Fridays.
The governor added that all public servants, other than those in schools and healthcare facilities, would work from home on Fridays.
He explained that the interim working arrangement would subsist until the government was ready to move to the next stage of the transition, which would culminate in the four-day working week in all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in the state.
“This measure is also designed to reflect lessons learnt from managing the COVID-19 pandemic, which required significant relaxation of old working traditions and the adoption of virtual and remote working arrangements,” he said.