By Sulyman Jimoh
There are still no plans yet to shut down the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) over the increasing cases of the coronavirus pandemic in the agency, National Pilot learnt last night.
Some staff of KWIRS reportedly tested positive to the contagion last week after their test results returned positive.
A staff who spoke on the issue light confirmed the development adding that there has not been any communication from the management towards shutting down the place to prevent spread.
“We were only told that some staff have tested positive and they have been quarantined. But there have been circular to the effect that the place will be short down”, the staff added.
Efforts to speak with the management on the issue prove abortive last night as most of the numbers called were not answered.
Last week, there were report on line which went viral that no fewer than five of the staff have tested positive for the dreaded pandemic.
According to one of the reports quoting a top ranking staff of the service, “more staff have been infected since the index case.’
“As we speak now, we’ve had confirmed cases from 4 units namely, Corporate Affairs, Human Resources, MDA and the latest which was confirmed was from the legal department.
“As I speak with you, all staff of the legal department have been taken for test, ironically, they’ll all return to the office and continue their normal work until the result is out, thereby endangering the lives of other staffs.
“As against the circular passed, we’ve all been coming to work normally and that’s creating fear of contracting the infection in most of the staff” the report the online medium, Freshinsight noted.
According to the circular the paper quoted, “Dear All, We write to notify all staff that one of us has tested positive for COVID-19. We are doing effective contact tracing and concerned staff will be communicated for necessary action.
“Please be informed also that some of our offices will be closed in the meantime. Staff are implored to keep following all COVID-19 guidelines and stay safe” it concluded.
By Sulyman Jimoh