Kaduna (Nigeria) will transition to a four-day working week from December 1. In the interim, the government will allow its public employees to work from home on Fridays. The plan is that the new measurement will also affect the organized private sector in the state.
Remote work and hybrid work models are one-way companies and governments are implementing flexible measurements. However, a new trend is rising: a four-day workweek.
Kaduna’s New Four-day Work Week Policy
The Kaduna state has decided to implement a four-day working week. The measurement is designed to boost productivity, improve the quality of life by providing a better work-life balance, and allow people to have more time to rest, be with their families, and do agriculture.
The statement signed by Special Adviser to Gov. Nasir El-Rufai on Media and Communication mentioned that:
The measure also reflects lessons learned from managing the Covid-19 pandemic, which required significant relaxations of old working traditions and the ascendance of virtual and remote working arrangements. The Kaduna State Government will begin implementing the transitional arrangements in the state’s public service from December 1, 2021. From that date, working hours for public servants are adjusted to 8 a.m-5 p.m, Monday to Friday.
The state government clarified that all public servants could work from home on Fridays, other than schools and healthcare facilities. This interim will occur while the government is ready to transition to the final phase of the four-day workweek.
Kaduna expects the required legal and regulatory framework to take place in January 2022.