- Again, the federal government has disclosed its plans to make compulsory the vaccination for civil servants
- The secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha has said that the FG’s call for COVID-19 vaccination of civil servants is a serious one
- Mustapha further urged Nigerians to get vaccinated urgently because soon, vaccination would be a requirement in all government establishments and functions
FCT, Abuja - The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has restated the seriousness of the federal government’s call for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of civil servants.
Boss Mustapha made this known on Monday, September 20, at the unveiling of ‘Nigeria at 60 photo exhibition’ with the theme, “60 Years of Our Togetherness", in Abuja.
The Guardian reports that the SGF, who was a guest of honour at the programme, stated that the federal government’s call for all public servants to get vaccinated is serious and one that should not be taken for granted.
Legit.ng gathered that he added that FG would soon make vaccination a big requirement in all government parastatals and functions.
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Mustapha urged Nigerians who are yet to be vaccinated to do so quickly, in order to beat the demands that come with it in months ahead.
“So, my sincere advice to Nigerians, who are yet to get vaccinated, to do so urgently, because very soon, we will make it mandatory in all government establishments and functions that civil servants are vaccinated.”
It would be recalled that FG had earlier revealed its plan to make COVID-19 vaccination compulsory for all federal civil servants in the country, a report by Premium Times also indicates.
Mustapha, who doubles as the chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC), said that the COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for the workers once the vaccines are available for everyone.
FG reveals why unvaccinated Nigerians may be barred from government facilities
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the federal government may consider barring unvaccinated individuals if the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy being witnessed continues.
According to the report, Nigerians risk been barred from accessing government facilities, among other public places.
The secretary to Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Dr Mukhtar Muhammed, on Friday, September 17, said there are no such plans at the moment, but the government would consider the move if it became necessary.
28-year-old man sentenced to 5 years in prison for spreading coronavirus
Earlier, a report by BBC indicates that Le Van Tri, 28, was on Monday, September 6, sentenced to five years in prison and fined $880 for spreading COVID-19.
Tri was convicted at the People's Court of the southern province of Ca Mau in Vietnam following a one-day trial after transmitting the disease to eight people, one of whom later passed away.
Legit.ng gathered that CNN citing the state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA) revealed that the 28-year-old breached the quarantine regulations when he travelled back to Ca Mau from Ho Chi Minh City.