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Nigeria COVID 19: Government Says Unvaccinated Workers would be Bared From Offices By December

The Nigerian government has maintained that unvaccinated workers won’t be allowed to access their offices as from December 1 if they are unable to show proof of their vaccination against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID19 and the Secretary of Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, announced this Friday in Abuja during the national flag-off of the mass vaccination campaign.

Mustapha said that despite the successes seen in the country during the first and second phases of COVID19 vaccination, Nigeria is still a long way from meeting the national goal of vaccinating 70% of its eligible target population by 2022 to get one To achieve herd immunity.

He said the low level of vaccination and advances around the world combined have fueled the adoption of the mass vaccination campaign against COVID19.

He said, “All federal government employees are, therefore, reminded that December 1, 2021 remains the deadline for all to show evidence of being vaccinated or a PCR negative test result done 72 hours before being allowed into their offices.
“I, therefore, urge all public servants that are yet to be vaccinated to take advantage of this mass vaccination to receive their vaccines in order to protect themselves and their loved ones. Remember, no one is protected until we are all protected.”

Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire said the country’s goal is to vaccinate 55 million residents by the end of January 2022, which is 50 percent of the target population.