With effect from December 1 2021, Federal Government employees shall be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to the SGF, they will also be required to “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.”
“An appropriate service-wide advisory/circular will be issued to guide the process,” Mustapha said.He also revealed that the government has removed South Africa, Brazil, and Turkey from the list of countries where travellers have been restricted from coming into Nigeria as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mustapha explained that the government took the decision to lift the ban following an emergency meeting held before the briefing.
He also commended the United Kingdom for reviewing its travel protocols which allowed fully vaccinated travellers from Nigeria to enter the country without having to self-isolate after their arival.