The Federal Government on Tuesday prevented unvaccinated workers from gaining entry to the their offices at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja.
FG enforces COVID vaccine mandate on workers
Unvaccinated workers were prevented from entering the secretariat following December 1 mandate.
The move is meant to ensure the safety of the civil servants in their workplace following the rising numbers of COVID infections being experienced worldwide.
Workers who did not have a vaccine jab certificate were held up at the secretariat entrance to ensure that they take the vaccine mandate issued by the government seriously.
The mandate is already getting a positive result as the Primary Health Care centers around the country’s capital started to experience an increase in the number of people waiting to get their jabs ever since.
There has been a lot of unsubstantiated views being propagated unchecked about the vaccines that is encouraging the vaccine apathy that has ensured that the percentage of vaccinated Nigerians have been low.
Some health experts have even suggested that the country will struggle to vaccinate up to 40% of its population before the end of the year as the infection is not being taken seriously in the country.
With the increased danger of the newly discovered Omicron variant in the country, the government is trying its best to increase the vaccine uptake numbers as much as possible. This move to ensure that civil servants get vaccinated is geared to improve those numbers whilst reducing apathy.
Seye Omidiora is a passionate football writer and pundit whose deep appreciation for the beautiful game exceeds the usual. He is currently a columnist for Goal Africa and has previously written for Vital Football UK, IBCity Info and Opera News.
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