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Security operatives bar unvaccinated civil servants from federal secretariat in Abuja (photos)

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Federal Civil Servants in Abuja who have not taken the COVID-19 vaccine were barred from entering their offices on Wednesday, Dec 1.

 

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The Federal Government had set a deadline of December 1 for civil servants to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

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As of Tuesday, Nov. 30, there was a rush at different COVID-19 vaccination centres in Abuja as staff tried to get vaccinated before the deadline.

 

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Those who didn\’t meet the deadline were barred from entering their offices today.

 

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Recall that the Boss Mustapha-led presidential steering committee on COVID-19 had announced in October that civil servants without proof of vaccination would not be allowed to access government buildings from December 1, 2021.

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The directive from Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, reads: \”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\”. 

 

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Mr Mustapha had said the decision was taken in the best interest of Nigerians and to prevent the spread of the pandemic in the country. 

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