The Ondo State Government has made the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory on its civil servants.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Segun Odusanya disclosed this at a meeting on Wednesday.
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The Permanent Secretary said that the deadline for civil servants commences on November 1.
He made it known that no civil servant would gain access to the offices without a vaccination card.
“The directive would be enforced as from November 1 with compliance to all the COVID-19 protocols by the civil servants in the state.”
Odusanya explained that the enforcement of the vaccine became imperative to curb the spread and attendant morbidity.
Speaking with the staff of the Ministry he emphasized that from November 1, all the civil servants must present their cards.
He said this decision was an outcome of the meeting held with the Head of Service.
The Head of Service had ordered that any civil servant not vaccinated by Nov 1 would not gain entry to any Government premises.
He noted that this enforcement is a means of protecting the staff from the deadly strain of the virus. He further advised all the staff to get vaccinated and to obey the protocols.
Odusanya also advised the civil servants to take routine medical checks. He said that they should take the blood pressure, blood sugar and other tests seriously.
Speaking about behaviour towards work, the PM urged for punctuality and seriousness. He also advised the staff to be prudent with spending due to the downturn of economic hardship in Nigeria.
Source: PUNCH Healthwise