…Says It’s Either Jab Or Valid Negative Test, Nothing More
On Monday, January 17th, 2022, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) made good on its warning by shutting out the unvaccinated and those who forgot their cards at home.
According to our source, began installing heavy security surveillance at all entry points to its offices premises, including FCTA, FCDA, and FCT Departments and Agencies, as early as 7:30 a.m. on Monday morning.
Many employees and visitors were spotted stranded at the gate, muttering and pleading for admittance, but their cries went unheard.
Comrade Ikharo Attah, the FCT Minister’s Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection, and Enforcement, who leads the surveillance team, promised that the enforcement would continue to achieve maximum compliance.
He added that no staff or visitors are being forced to take the vaccines, every individual must present either a vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 test result to gain access to the premises.
He further hinted that, considering the fact that the cases of Omicron variant was still surging, stringent measures have to be taken to protect staff and everyone that has anything to do with the administration.
According to him, “The administration has given staff enough time to choose between any of the options approved, to avoid the stressed of being turned back at the gate.
” We have given a full week for advocacy, and we got a van that went round announcing it. Circulars were also circulated in line with the one earlier issued out by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, that staff who are not vaccinated.
” Those who say they don’t want to be vaccinated, will get a negative test result. So if you bring your vaccination card or the negative test result, any of the two can suffice.
” Even if you feel you should not be vaccinated, then get us a negative test result, not more than 3 days old, and that will get access.
” People thought that we are not serious here, but they have come to let them know that when the Ministers, Malam Muhammad Bello, Dr. Ramatu Aliyu and the Permanent Secretary say something, they mean it”.
Offices visited includes: Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Central Area, Social Development Secretariat, Area 10, Garki, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, wuse zone 6 and FCT Primary Health Care Board, Water Board among others, showed strict compliance.
However, Our correspondent observed that, unvaccinated crowd were seen at various points of vaccination both staff and non staff have to get vaccinated.