Following the recent directive by the agency, staff of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Wednesday, flooded COVID-19 vaccination point at the secretariat for immunization.
Recall that the agency’s Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola recently directed that staff should go and take their COVID-19 vaccination.
It announced then that it would bar workers who fail to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 from accessing offices from January 17.
This development is made public by the Senior Special Assistant to FCT Minister on Media and Strategic Communication, Malam Abubakar Sani, in a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja.
Sani stated that the warning is in a circular signed by the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Adesola.
Addressing newsmen at the venue of the vaccination, the Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT Minister, Ikharo Attah, affirmed that there was no going back on enforcement of the directive.
He emphasized “pictures of vaccination cards on phones would not be accepted.
“We are very pleased that many people are trooping in to get vaccinated. Although they are telling us that the centre is close to their office but we are also very impressed.
“We are also elated because we are seeing large number of persons taking the jab; some are taking their second jab, while some taking booster jab. We are so happy about it.
“There is no going back, on Monday, Jan. 17, we are doing enforcement.
“We have two OB Vans, going round and broadcasting in FCTA-owned offices, telling staff to go and vaccinate or go for regular testing.”
Attah said that enforcement team would be deployed at the premises of FCTA and secretariats.
“We will be following up seriously on this and we have also warned people not to snap their card on the phone as we want to see the original card, don’t show us vaccination card
“We will be asking for identity cards and we would match the cards with your COVID-19 vaccination card so that you don’t bring someone else’s card as your own.”