The Nigerian government has ordered that all its employees must be vaccinated against the COVID19 virus, as this will soon become a requirement to access.
The chairman of the presidential steering committee (PSC) on COVID19, boss Mustapha, announced the new guidance during his briefing on Wednesday.
Mr. Mustapha said that from December 1, 2021, all federal government employees must show evidence of COVID19 vaccination or show a negative PCR result to access 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 an appropriate department-wide circular will be issued to guide the process.
Mr. Mustapha had said on September 2, 2021, that the COVID19 vaccination will be mandatory for federal officials once the vaccines are available to everyone.
At the time, he said one of the reasons for the mandatory vaccination of officials is that they will travel on behalf of the nation.