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Nigerian govt to make COVID-19 vaccination compulsory for civil servants

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The Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has mentioned the federal authorities will quickly make COVID-19 vaccination necessary for civil servants.

Mustapha disclosed this throughout a gathering of the Well being Commissioners Discussion board on Thursday in Abuja.

He defined that the federal government needs civil servants to be vaccinated, as they symbolize Nigeria overseas typically.

The SGF, who can be the chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC), additional famous that some international locations have banned unvaccinated individuals is likely one of the causes civil servants ought to embrace vaccination.

“It’s best to, in the midst of this assembly, deliberate on the challenges attributable to vaccine hesitancy all around the nation. It’s anticipated that you’ll include coverage options as options.

“Let me state, nevertheless, that the federal authorities shall, very shortly, unveil its resolution on necessary vaccination for each worker in its service.

“One of many the reason why we wish to try this with the federal civil service is as a result of they are going to be travelling on behalf of the nation.

“Assuming the American authorities mentioned, ‘you’ll be able to’t come into their nation until you’re vaccinated’, you must be vaccinated.

“It’s a sequential factor and we’re taking one step at a time, as a result of we realise we don’t have adequate vaccines within the nation for the time being,” Mustapha mentioned.

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