11th January, 2022
By Salisu Sani-Idris
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) will bar workers from accessing their offices from Jan. 17 if they are unable to show proof of their vaccination against COVID-19.
Malam Abubakar Sani, the Senior Special Assistant to FCT Minister on Media and Strategic Communication announced this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
Sani explained that the warning is contained in a circular signed by the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola.
He said that the circular was addressed to the Executive Secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), all Mandate Secretaries and Coordinator of Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC).
It was also forwarded to the Coordinator of Satellite Towns Development Department (STDD, Heads of all Departments and FCTA Agencies.
According to him, this was in line with the one issued earlier by the Federal Government instructing staff on Grade Level 12 and below to resume duty.
” The circular also directed that all employees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. They will also present a Polymerase Chain Reaction PCR test done within 72 hours.n
”All visitors and clients coming to do business are also required to comply with this directive, “he said.
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.
“In order to ensure strict compliance with this circular, the Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement in collaboration with the Director of Security Services have been mandated to mount surveillance in all entry points.
” The team will prevent violators from gaining access to offices of the FCTA from Jan. 17, 2022.