Workers have been directed to get vaccinated before resumption.
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The directive contained in a circular signed by the head of service of the federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, noted that by 1st of December, all federal government workers are requested “to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 72 hours.
From a verified source, a copy of the circular is dated November 26.
“It will be recalled that as part of the measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 Pandemic, Officers on GL 12 and below were directed to work from home.
Following the advice of the PSC on COVID-19, this category of Officers are expected to resume duties on Wednesday, 1st December 2021,” the circular reads in part.
It would be recalled that federal civil service workers on grade level 12 and below were directed to continue working from home following a spike in COVID-19 cases across the country.
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The directive was extended three times, as part of measures to curtail the spread of the virus and also to enable workers get vaccinated with the approved COVID-19 vaccines in the country.
In line with this, Ms Yemi-Esan said all public officers yet to be vaccinated are advised to visit designated health facilities for vaccination.
“Furthermore, in line with the recommendation of the Committee on COVID-19, Mr.
President has approved the vaccine mandate policy.
All Federal Government employees would therefore be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 72 hours,” she said.
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FG urges civil servants to resume, get vaccinated