Nigeria Moves To Bar Unvaccinated Workers From December 1

Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee PSC on COVID-19, has confirmed the government’s new move to ban workers who fail to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination from accessing their offices as of December 1.

Federal government employees would now be required to show their vaccination card or a Polymerase Chain Reaction PCR test done within 72 hours.

Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, said an appropriate service-wide advisory/circular will be issued to guide workers through the process.

“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.

Mustapha added that the statistics generated over the last four weeks on testing have shown that the trend of infection is going down in some states while in others, the trajectory is upward.

“The combined total for testing by PCR and RDT now stands at about 3.141, 795 million persons.

“The Aviation authorities in collaboration with the diplomatic sector have made reasonable progress in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Discussions are still ongoing with the UAE Authorities to resolve the impasse”, he said.

Patsy Nwogu

Reporting on data-driven featured stories and investigations.

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