COVID-19: FG asks governors to enforce compulsory vaccination for LG, state workers
The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has urged state governments to work towards mass vaccination against COVID-19 as part of moves to combat the virus.
NPHCDA issued an advisory in Abuja to urge state governors to enact and enforce vaccination mandate for local and state government workers.
The agency told governors that it was part of their responsibility to enact and to enforce vaccine mandate on state and local government workers.
The advisory partly reads, “Enact and enforce vaccine mandate for all state and local government workers, direct mandatory set up of mass vaccination sites in public places including markets, parks, event centres, stadia and academic institutions.
“Approve and direct the release of state counterpart funds for advocacy, communication and social mobilization, logistics and additional teams in quarterly tranches.
“Pay weekly unscheduled visits to at least one mass vaccination site to supervise and motivate the vaccination teams, chair weekly review meetings with traditional and religious leaders to address vaccination gaps.”
Earlier in 2021, the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustafa, gave orders that federal civil servants must show evidence that they have been vaccinated before they are allowed into government offices.
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