FG Makes COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for Nigerians
The Federal Government has made COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for Nigerians under the civil service commission.
Workers who refuse to get vaccinated, according to Boss Mustapha, secretary to the federal government (SGF), will be barred from entering their workplaces.
Mustapha, who is also the chairman of COVID-19’s presidential steering committee (PSC), announced this at a press conference on Wednesday.
Workers who do not have proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 result will be barred from government offices beginning December 1, he said.
“Effective December 1, 2021, federal government employees in all locations within Nigeria and our Missions will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained within 72 hours to gain access to their offices. To guide the process, an appropriate service-wide advisory/circular will be issued,” he said.
According to the SGF, testing data collected over the last four weeks shows that the infection rate is decreasing in some states while increasing in others.
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Travel restrictions imposed on South Africans, Turks, and Brazilians entering Nigeria have been lifted, he said.
“Today, the honourable minister of aviation presented the African countries’ position on the vaccine passport, which some economic blocs and countries want to impose for travel purposes,” he said.
“This is because African countries have found it difficult to obtain vaccines in sufficient quantities for their citizens.”
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“Four countries were placed on a high level restriction for travellers from such countries over the course of several months.” Following a review of these countries’ developments, the PSC has decided to remove South Africa, Turkey, and Brazil from the restricted list.
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“As you are aware, with effect from October 11th, the UK has eased restrictions on fully vaccinated travellers from Nigeria to the UK.”
According to him, the PSC will continue to review Nigeria’s protocols in light of global developments, scientific findings, and national experience.