- Anyone who is not vaccinated by October 31, would not be allowed entry into government offices in Kaduna
- This was made clear by the state government through the special assistant to the governor on media and communication
- The state government also announced that visitors must show their vaccination cards or evidence of registration for the vaccine before they can access offices in Kaduna
The government of Kaduna state has announced its plan to mandate full vaccination against COVID-19 as a requirement to access all state government offices.
A statement signed by Muyiwa Adekeye, a special adviser to governor Nasir El-Rufai on media and communication made clear the decision by the state.
Adekeye said this is in line with COVID-19 compliance to protocols and vaccination.
Deadline for all Kaduna civil servants
Adekeye said starting from Sunday, October 31, access into KDGS offices would require vaccination compliance approval.
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He said the state government is using the approach to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 disease and its pattern of spread.
According to Adekeye, a review of the spread of the disease and compliance to the vaccination campaign has shown the need for better strategies to ensure the prevention or spread of the disease.
The essence of the COVID-19 vaccination mandate in Kaduna
Adekeye noted the health ministry has commenced the vaccination of all civil servants, and this is expected to be completed by October 31.
Adekeye said visitors to government offices would present their vaccination cards or show evidence of their registration for the vaccine.
They will be also required to wear their face masks.
He further called on residents and visitors in Kaduna state to register for the process at the nearest primary health care centre in the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported the federal government had announced a deadline for the vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.
The FG said by December 1, 2021, all civil servants will no longer have access to their workplaces if they have not received the vaccine against the disease.
This decision was made known by the chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.
Mustapha urged all Nigerians to make good use of the ongoing vaccination campaign to ensure they are fully vaccinated against the deadly disease.
Also, the Nigerian government has warned against the buying and selling of fake COVID-19 vaccination cards by some individuals.
The government said it is aware that some people are purchasing COVID-19 vaccination cards from some health workers even without receiving the vaccine currently being administered across the country.
Further speaking on the fraudulent activities by these individuals, the executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, said the agency is working with the DSS and other security organisations to curb the criminality.