FG approves compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for staff


The federal government has approved vaccine mandate policy for all its employees.

Government also direct its staff from grade level 12 and below who have been working from home following outbreak of COVID-19 to resume work on Wednesday, next week.

A circular signed by the Head of Service of the Federation,Folasade Yemi-Esan,dated No

vember 26,2021,cited by Vanguard, Friday night,explained that the vaccine mandate policy was in line with the recommendation of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19.

“All Federal Government employees would therefore be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 72 hours,” it said.

It directed the staff who are yet to be vaccinated to proceed to designated centres to get in themselves vaccinated.

“All Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Government Agencies and Extra-Ministerial Offices are enjoined to bring the contents of this circular to to the attention of their staff and ensure strict compliance,”the circular read.

The government recalled that,”As part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic,officers from GL 12 and below were directed to work from home.”

“Following the advice of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, these category of officers are expected to resume duties on Wednesday,1st December,2021,”it further read.

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  1. This is a welcome development. The government should please put up some measures to monitor some of the health centres in Nigeria because they have started taking advantage of some workers who's organization demand covid 19 vaccination card collecting money before given them the vaccine, is not a good one at all. I observed this in some centres in festac Lagos. The health centre in 41 road and that of mother and child first gate festac town

  2. Please go and monitor health centre in 41 road festac and that of mother and child first gate mazamaza festac. They are demanding for money before given the covid vaccine, especially if they know u have interview or any job related activities demanding the vaccination card 10 thousand naira or they would say the vaccine is not available. This is very wrong


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