The Nigerian Federal Government has revealed plan to make COVID-19 vaccination compulsory for all civil servants in the country. ayokinews.com reports
This was made known by Secretary-General of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, while speaking in meeting with health commissioners forum on Thursday in Abuja.
The SGF, who is also the chairman of the presidential steering committee on COVID-19 (PSC), made it known that all civil servants needs to be vaccinated as they can sometimes be called to represent the country abroad. He also cited that the reason for the vaccination is that some countries have banned unvaccinated persons hence Nigerian civil servants needs to be fully vaccinated.
Boss Mustapha said, “You should, in the course of this meeting, deliberate on the challenges caused by vaccine hesitancy all over the country. It is expected that you will come with policy alternatives as solutions,” he said.
“Let me state, however, that the federal government shall, very shortly, unveil its decision on mandatory vaccination for every employee in its service.
“One of the reasons why we want to do that with the federal civil service is because they will be travelling on behalf of the nation.
“Assuming the American government said, ‘you can’t come into their country unless you’re vaccinated’, you have to be vaccinated.
“It’s a sequential thing and we are taking one step at a time, because we realize we don’t have sufficient vaccines in the country at the moment.”