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General News of Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Source: www.guardian.ng

December 1 deadline: Get vaccinated if you love your job, FG tells workers

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Ahead of the December 1 deadline for the Coronavirus vaccine mandate for federal civil servants, the Federal Government has warned employees who love their jobs to go and get vaccinated.

Despite criticisms that have trailed the directive, which was first announced in September, the Federal Government, yesterday, insisted that its decision was in the best interest of Nigerians.

Recall that the chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on Coronavirus and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, had announced that effective December 1, 2021, unvaccinated Federal Government workers won’t be allowed access into any public offices, as part of measures to contain the spread of the pandemic.

Speaking during the Coronavirus vaccination update yesterday, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, observed that the Coronavirus vaccine mandate has become a global phenomenon and Nigeria cannot afford to be left behind in the fight against the pandemic.

He said: “There’s a deadline already set and we are hoping that it will encourage those civil servants who love their jobs and are yet to take the Coronavirus vaccine to take the jab for their own good. The reason is that there’s evidence that supports the fact that if you are fully vaccinated, the effect of Coronavirus won’t be much on you. But that is not the same with unvaccinated people.

"There are higher chances of survival if a fully vaccinated person comes down with Coronavirus."

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