Due to an event marking the 60th independence of the country scheduled to take place at Eagle Square on Thursday, the Federal Government has decided to shut down the federal secretariat complex Phases I to III from Wednesday afternoon.
In a circular dated September 29, 2020, the Head of the
Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, announced this and entitled “Closure of federal secretariat Phases 1-3 on Wednesday, September 30, 200 at 2pm.”
The circular was addressed to all of the permanent secretaries and chief executive
officers of the ministries , departments and agencies working within the three complexes.
A Guard of Honour / Anniversary Parade is scheduled for
Eagle Square, Abuja, as part of activities marking the anniversary.
The venue is situated between the high-rise federal
secretariat complexes, so it is appropriate to close them “for security reasons.”
The circular read, “As you are aware, one of the major activities marking the celebration of the 60th independence anniversary of Nigeria is taking place in the Eagle Square on October 1, 2020.
“Consequently, the federal secretariat, Phases 1 -3, would be required to close for official business with effect from 2pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
“For security purposes, workers are therefore, expected to vacate the complexes on or before 2pm on the day.”
“Please, bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all staff and other relevant stakeholders.”
Source: PUNCH NEWS