Kaduna Government have mandated all civil servants in the state to get vaccinated against the deadly coronavirus disease, noting that evidence of vaccination will be a requirement to gain entrance to their offices from October 31.
The order follows Federal Government’s decision, last week, mandating all its workers to complete vaccination before December 1, this year, or risk being barred from entry into their offices.
Already, the Edo and Bauchi state governments have barred unvaccinated persons from entry into public offices and premises in their various states in a bid to drive the vaccination programme and reduce cases of Covid-19 .
The Kaduna order was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Special Adviser to Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, Tuesday.
According to the statement from Kaduna, apart from civil servants, visitors to government offices will need to present their vaccination cards or evidence of registration with the state Ministry of Health for the purpose of vaccination, with their protective masks worn before they would be allowed into the government offices.
“The commencement of vaccinations against COVID-19 is the most significant development in the public health space since the virus began its tragic worldwide spread. Thus far, only a minority of Nigerians have been vaccinated against COVID-19 because of supply issues.
“The Kaduna State Government will from 31st October 2021 require compliance with Covid-19 protocols, especially facemasks and vaccination, for access to its offices. The Ministry of Health has since commenced the vaccination of all civil servants, and this is expected to be completed by 31st October 2021. All civil servants are required to be vaccinated by that date,’’ the statement read.
The government, therefore, advised residents to register at the nearest primary health centres for vaccination.