The Federal Capital Territory Administration(FCTA) has said civil servants who do not have proof of vaccination and negative coronavirus test results done within 72 hours would not be permitted into their offices as of January 17.
The FCTA also stated that all visitors, as well as clients who come to patronize them, are required to comply with this directive.
This is coming in a statement after the Federal Government through the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency asked state governors to authorize and enforce vaccination mandates for local and state government workers.
In a statement on Tuesday by the Senior Special Assistant to FCT Minister on Media and Strategic Communication, Abubakar Sani, he stated that a circular by the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola has been sent to the relevant agencies for enforcement.
According to him, the move was part of the criteria to reduce the spread of the deadly virus in the FCT.
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It read, “As part of efforts aimed at curtailing the spread of the COVID-19 in the FCT, all members of staff are therefore 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 to the office premises commencing from Monday, 17th January 2022.
“Because FCTA premises are public buildings, all visitors and clients coming to do business are required to comply with this directive.
“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 Abuja Metropolitan Management Council and the Coordinator of Satellite Towns Development Department, Heads of all Departments and FCTA Agencies to officially inform them. ”
He instructed that constant non-compliance or refusal by staff to be vaccinated would be treated by the relevant provisions of the Public Service Rules.
Sani, however, revealed that to ensure strict compliance with the directive, the Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement in collaboration with the Director of Security Services has been mandated to mount surveillance in all entry points.