The federal government on Thursday, September 2, revealed that it is making plans towards making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for federal civil servants every employee in its service.
According to Daily Trust, Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, made this known during the meeting of the health commissioners forum with federal ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and health partners in Abuja.
He explained that the mandatory vaccination had become imperative due to the role federal civil servants perform not just within the country but also on behalf of the government, The Nation added.
Mustapha speaking further noted that the federal government would soon announce its decision on the vaccination.
The SGF said once vaccines are available for everyone the federal government would make vaccination compulsory for every employee in its service.
While noting that other countries have started insisting on compulsory COVID-19 vaccination, Mustapha said the government can’t institute the mandatory jab immediately because the country did not have sufficient vaccines at the moment.