Federal Civil servants and the general public were reportedly prevented from accessing government buildings in Abuja on Wednesday over COVID-19 vaccination.
Truetells Nigeria learnt that all government officials who could not present proof of vaccination and negative PCR tests were stopped early this morning from gaining entrance to the federal secretariat moments ago.
It could be recalled that due to the surge in cases of COVID-19 recently, the presidential steering committee on COVID-19 led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, announced in October that civil servants without proof of vaccination and negative PCR tests would not be allowed to access government buildings starting from December 1, 2021.
According to the PUNCH, the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria earlier today appealed to the Federal Government to extend till March next year, today’s deadline for the compulsory vaccination of civil servants.
The plea was, however, shunned by the committee, describing it as “impossible”.
Meanwhile, two cases of the Omicron variant have been detected in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced on Wednesday, Naija News reports.
In a statement released and signed by its Director-General, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, the NCDC said the two cases of the variant were discovered through genomic sequencing.
The centre added that the cases were linked to two passengers who entered Nigeria from South Africa last week.