Covid-19: Unvaccinated Workers Will Be Banned From Office From 17th January – FCT


Following measures to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 virus, it has been reported that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bala, has declared that civil servants without proof of vaccination and negative coronavirus test results done within 72 hours will not be allowed to enter their offices as from next Monday.

This was disclosed in a statement on Tuesday, by the SSA  to the FCT Minister on Media and Strategic Communication, Abubakar Sani.

According to the statement,  “As part of efforts aimed at curtailing the spread of COVID-19 in the FCT, all members of staff are required to show evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 72 hours, failure of which such members of staff will not be allowed into the office premises commencing from Monday, January 17, 2022.”

It noted that, “In view of the fact that the FCTA premises are public buildings, all visitors and clients coming to do business are required to comply with this directive.”

It added that, “A circular signed by the FCTA Permanent Secretary has been sent to the Executive Secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority and all mandate secretaries, the Coordinator of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council and the Coordinator of the Satellite Towns Development Department, heads of all departments and FCTA agencies to officially inform them.”


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