🔔Dec. 1 Deeadline For Covid-19 Vaccine: NCSU Kicks As Civil Servants Are Sent Home For Non-Compliance As Nigeria Records OMICRON Cases

Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja

Federal civil servants in their numbers have been prevented from gaining access into their offices over failure to produce evidence of receiving covid-19 vaccine.

A few of the workers who were turned back quarried why the Federal Government should be forcing them to take the vaccine against their will.

The Presidential Steering Committee of covid-19 had asked Civil servants from grade level twelve and below to resume work in full scale from December one, under the condition one condition, ‘You must have been vaccinated.

The head of the federal civil service, Folasade Yemi-Esan had also released a circular in which she directed workers to take the vaccine before December one, 2021 or will not be allowed into official premises.

Meanwhile, the President of the Nigeria Civil Service union, Lawrence Amaechi, in a telephone conversation with some journalists said Government should not force any worker to take the covid-19 vaccine.

The Civil Service union president, however advised workers to approach centres and take advantage of the free vaccine to remain safe from both the virus and the harassment of not being vaccinated.

Meanwhile, Two cases of Omicron varriants have been confirmed and were identified among travellers from South Africa who arrived Nigeria last week.

A statement signed by the Director General, NCDC, Adetifa Ifedayo, said the two cases though asymptomatic have been linked to clinical areas and other response activities.

IFEDAYO noted that NCDC has commenced contact tracing and made arrangement to notify the country of origin in order to commence incountry response.

The NCDC DG urged state governments in Nigeria to put in place measures to curb community transmission of the varriant

He advised Nigerians to adhere strictly to public health measures and use of face masks in public places even as they continue with the washing of hands while using hand sanitizers and maintaining social distancing.

The statement also appealed to nigerians to share information from trusted sources including the NCDC and the Federal Ministry of Health.