COVID-19 Vaccination: Enforcement Yielding Positive Result – FCT Official

COVID-19 Vaccination: Enforcement Yielding Positive Result – FCT Official
  • 70% success recorded

Ismaila Jimoh, Abuja

It seems step embarked upon by the Federal Capital Territory Administration making it mandatory for its Staff and Visitors to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as  a condition to gaining access to its premises have started yielding positive result.

This was the observation made by the Senior Special  Assistant to the minister of FCT on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Ikaro Attah on Tuesday, while monitoring the level of compliance by Staff to the directive.

He said that the responses from FCTA staff showed 70% compliance as the enforcement enters day two.

This is coming as the FCT Administration started full enforcement of no vaccination, no entry for staff and visitors on Monday.

Attah who conducted journalists round the FCT departments and agencies to check the level of compliance by the staff, said that the turn up of those that had received the jab since the commencement was impressive.

He said, “Like yesterday, we have massive turn out of staff that are fully vaccinated, we have gone to FCT departments and agencies and have seen that the staff are fully vaccinated. What we will continue to insist is that the vaccination is not by force, we are not forcing people to take the jab or vaccine. We are only telling people to come with either COVID-19 negative result test, or prove of vaccination.

“We are happy that there is high level of compliance, as of today the enforcement hit 70%, with the impressive turn up and the ongoing vaccination we are almost there” 

On those staying away from their offices, Attah explained that the permanent secretary (FCTA), Mr Olusade Adesola said such staff will be treated as someone who stay away from work.

According to him, “The FCT permanent secretary is clear about that, anyone who stays away from the office will be treated as someone who is on the run, and the civil service rule is clear about it. The Permanent Secretary with Director Human Resource Management, Mallam Bashir Muhammed have made it very clear  that if you decide to stay at home because you don’t have evidence  of vaccination,  or COVID-19 negative result test, you will be treated in line with the civil service rule” 

Attah stated that COVID-19 vaccination centres are all over the city, thus people are advised to go for their jab, saying the exercise was for no fee.

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