The Kaduna state government has announced that it is reducing its conventional 5-day working week to a 4-day one starting on December 1st. The announcement was contained in a statement released by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye on Monday. This development he claimed is aimed at boosting productivity and efficiency of the public service whilst improving the work-life balance of workers in the state, enabling them to have more time for familial responsibilities and agricultural activities as well.
As part of the process, the government promises to empower workers with digital devices and services to enable them to work from home effectively on the days they are not available for on-site work.
Although the legal framework that would aid the implementation of the new process is not in place yet, the government promised in the released statement to ensure that it will be made available by January 2022. This has all been necessitated by insights gained from the COVID-enforced work from home process that was embarked on throughout the lockdown period of the pandemic.