Federal Government through the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said civil servants without proof of COVID-19 vaccination or test results done within 72 hours will be denied access to their offices starting from December 1.
Mustapha, who disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday, October 13, said beginning from December 1, civil servants will be required to show their COVID19 vaccination before they can gain access into any government office.
Speaking at a press conference, Mustapha who is also the chairman of the presidential steering committee (PSC) on COVID-19, said:
“With effect from 1st December, 2021, Federal Government employees shall be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 72 hours, to gain access to their offices, in all locations within Nigeria and our Missions. An appropriate service-wide advisory/circular will be issued to guide the process”
The Federal Government had on August 31 hinted that it might sanction anybody who refused to take COVID-19 vaccines after they had been made available to all Nigerians.
The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, who gave the hint of possible sanctions, said those who refused to take the vaccines would be endangering others.
Also on September 3, Mustapha during a meeting with the commissioners for health in Abuja, said the vaccines would be made compulsory for civil servants.
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