FCTA bars unvaccinated workers, visitors from offices

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Monday commenced its policy of preventing unvaccinated workers and visitors from its premises.

The FCTA had issued a memo last week advising staff to go and take their COVID-19 vaccines to avoid being barred from entering their offices.

Senior special assistant to FCT minister on media and strategic communication, Abubakar Sani, in a statement last week warned that persistent non-compliance or refusal by staff to be vaccinated would be treated in accordance with the relevant provisions of the public service rules.

“The circular also directed that all employees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. They will also present a Polymerase Chain Reaction PCR test done within 72 hours.

”All visitors and clients coming to do business are also required to comply with this directive,” he said.

The Federal Government had directed that from December 1, 2021, employees are 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 her foreign missions.