The Management of the ECOWAS Parliament has announced the guidelines for the gradual resumption of duties at the Parliament effective 11 May, 2020, following the easing of the lockdown imposed by the federal government of Nigeria against the spread of COVID-19.
The Secretary General, Mr. John Azumah, in a message to all members of staff, announced that all nooks and crevices of the office building have been thoroughly fumigated and disinfected. Furthermore, in his bid to allay possible fears by staff members of vulnerability to the new coronavirus within the office premises, he assured staff of adequate arrangements for hand washing and hand sanitizing at vantage points all around the office premises in addition to the planned distribution of face masks and portable hand sanitizers to categories of staff members required by the new guidelines, to resume work.
He assured staff that these arrangements, in combination with the restrictions on visitors and other measures earlier put in place, are meant to create a reasonably safe working environment in which staff members can perform their duties.
The Secretary General’s directives are in line with the “Revised Guidelines on Gradual Resumption of Duties by Staff of ECOWAS Institutions in Abuja and Lagos” issued by the President of the Commission on 10 May, 2020, and in consultation with the Rt. Hon. Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament. The following are the staff guidelines issued for the gradual resumption of duties at the secretariat of the Parliament: