The Adamawa Government, Tuesday, reduced official working hours in the state by one hour, to ease the difficulties civil servants have been experiencing since it imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Wednesday.
The 23 Armoured Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Yola, has also announced the review of the curfew imposed in the state at the beginning of the state of emergency announced by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The curfew which was earlier imposed from 6pm to 6am has now starts from 7pm to 6am daily.
In a statement in Yola, yesterday, the Army Public Relations Officer, Lt. Ja’afaru Nuhu, advised the people to be law abiding and comply with the new timing of the curfew. This was even as youth leaders in the state have intensified their enlightenment campaign on the need for people to conduct themselves properly under the state of emergency situation.
From 6 p.m to 6 am curfew was imposed to reinforce the current State of Emergency in the state.
A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Kobis Aris, Tuesday, said workers would now close at 3 p.m. stressing: “Sequel to declaration of state of emergency in the state by President, Commander-In-Chief and the imposition of 6 pm to 6 a.m curfew in the state, civil servants find it difficult to reach home before 6pm.
“Consequently, Gov. Murtala Nyako has approved that the state civil service official working hours be adjusted from 8:00 am to 3:00 p.m during the time of the curfew.”
It also said that the governor was holding consultations with various stakeholders in the state to generate support on the current security situation and ensure the restoration of peace and stability in the state.