The Nigerian government has directed all its employees to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as this will soon become a requirement for gaining access into their various offices.
The Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, announced the new directive at its briefing on Wednesday.
Mr Mustapha said beginning December 1, 2021 all federal government employees will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative PCR result to gain access to their offices.
“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,” he said.
He noted that appropriate service wide circular will be issued to guide the process.
Mr Mustapha had on September 2, 2021, said the COVID-19 vaccination will be compulsory for federal civil servants once vaccines are available for everyone.
At the time, he said one of the reasons for compulsory vaccination of civil servants is because they will be travelling on behalf of the nation.