A new regulation has made vaccination against the COVID-19 virus, .mandatory for employees of Nigeria’s federal government.
The Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, made the declaration during a briefing on Wednesday.
“With effect from 1st December, 2021, Federal Government employees shall be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 72 hours, to gain access to their offices, in all locations within Nigeria and our Missions,” Mr. Boss Mustapha said.
Also announcing that the government of the United Kingdom (UK) has eased restrictions on fully vaccinated travelers from Nigeria to the UK with effect from 11th October, 2021, he assured that the PSC shall continue to review the country’s protocols based on global developments, science and national experience.
The chairman also noted that aviation authorities in collaboration with the diplomatic sector have made reasonable progress in the management of travel restrictions.