In response to significant increases in transportation costs, the government of Kwara announced on Monday that the workweek for all state employees will be reduced from five to three days.
The measure is intended to alleviate some of the current economic pressures on workers.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq's chief press secretary, Murtala Atoyebi, issued the announcement from Ilorin.
Mrs. Susan Oluwole, the State Head of Service, has instructed all directors of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) to create alternating work schedules for their respective employees.
Oluwole explained that this action is a temporary measure to reduce the workload of state employees.
It's part of a larger strategy to mitigate the hardship caused by the recent elimination of fuel subsidies by the federal government for state employees.
She cautioned employees not to take advantage of the governor's generosity, noting that her office would increase surveillance of MDAs on a regular basis to ensure compliance.
President Bola Tinubu's declaration of the removal of fuel subsidies during his inauguration led to an increase in the price of gasoline.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) thereafter released a price list for petrol across the country, which has also seen transportation prices increase.