The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said it would ban all workers that are yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19 from accessing its office premises with effect from January 17.
The FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, issued the deadline in a circular dated January 10, 2022.
The circular was addressed to the Executive Secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority, all Mandate Secretaries, Coordinators of AMMC, STDD as well as Heads of all Departments and FCTA Agencies.
Adesola said the directive was in line with the one issued earlier by the federal government to all staff on grade level 12 and below that were resuming duty after they were asked to work from home during the COVID-19 lockdown.
He warned that persistent non-compliance or refusal by staff to be vaccinated would be treated in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Public Service Rules.
The Permanent Secretary said all workers were required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 72 hours on a continuous basis as part of measures to curtail the spread of the pandemic.
Visitors and clients alike are also affected by the directive as they are required to comply with the directive.
He said in order to ensure strict compliance with the circular, the Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection & Enforcement, Ikharo Attah, in collaboration with the Director of Security Services had been mandated to mount surveillance in all entry points to prevent violators from gaining access to offices of the FCTA from next Monday.
According to the permanent secretary, vaccination points have been made available in all FCTA premises by the Health and Human Services Secretariat to provide opportunity for staff and visitors alike to get vaccinated.