COVID-19: Katsina postpones Pension verification for Civil Servants

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Augustine Okezie, Katsina

 

The Katsina State Government on Thursday postponed the ongoing Pension verification exercise and other forms of internal and external training activities for Civil servants in the state as part of compliant measures aimed at checkmating the spread of the dreaded Corona global pandemic

The Katsina State Head of Service, Alhaji Idris Usman Tune told The Nation in his office that the movement of the civil servants including their going to work will however not be restricted until further notice

He said ’’the state has a huge concentration of the number of pensioners and it will run contrary to the directive of NCDC and that of his Excellency to bring together such a number at this period’’
‘’Also the Civil service Quadrennial Delegate Conference, that will also include the election of officers which is expected to hold in the state, has been postponed indefinitely’’

Alhaji Tune further disclosed that the state Government has introduced further measure including introduction of the use of hand sanitizers in offices and temperature checks as well.

He added that the state transportation Company, KSTA, has also been directed to scale down its number of passengers and introduce several sanitation measures to help check the spread of the virus.

In a related development, the Katsina State Judiciary has suspended normal court activities for two weeks, as part of measures aimed at limiting social gatherings and contacts and to further the directive of the CJN on COVI-19.

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A press release which was signed by the Chief Registrar of the State High Court, Kabir Shu’aibu, said the directive shall be reviewed at the end of two weeks

He said’’ following the directives of the Nigerian Center for Disease Control, NCDC, over curtailing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Judge of Katsina state, MD Abubakar has directed that all courts in the state shall suspend business activities for 14 days’’

He further disclosed that matters that are urgent in nature shall, however, be handled by designated courts and judges