The Federal Government says all civil servants would from December 1 present proof of covid-19 vaccination before gaining access to their offices in all locations within Nigeria.
Mr. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to Government of the Federation, disclosed this on Wednesday during the presidential press briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja.
Mustapha, who is also the Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, said those who have not taken the vaccine will be required to present negative Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests conducted within 72 hours to have access to offices.
He said that the move was to encourage vaccination rate across the country.
According to him, with effect from Dec. 1, 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.
He said that this is for Federal Government employees to gain access to their offices in all locations within Nigeria and the Missions, adding that an appropriate service wide advisory/circular would be issued to guide the process.
He also advised Nigerians to increase vigilance during the festive period.
“The PSC wishes to put Nigerians on notice that two major religious festivities (Salah and Christmas) are approaching and we shall be experiencing increased passenger traffic in and out of the country.
“Similarly, events of large gatherings are likely to hold. While the PSC prepares to escalate surveillance and other control activities, we urge States and all Nigerians to also increase their vigilance and take measure to moderate activities,” he added
Mustapha said, “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 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.