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COVID-19: FCTA begins enforcement of ‘no vaccination, no entry’ policy for civil servants, visitors


The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Monday, commenced the enforcement of ‘no vaccination, no entry’ into the Area 11 Garki Secretariat.

It was gathered that as early as 7 a.m., the implementation team and security men manned the entrance of the secretariat.

It was also observed that many staff and visitors were being turned back while some were seen at the entrance gates grumbling and begging to gain access.

Addressing newsmen, Mr Ikharo Attah, Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT Minister, said that the enforcement would be sustained to ensure maximum compliance.

He said there was no going back on enforcement of the directive, adding that pictures of vaccination cards on phones and photocopies would not be accepted.

Attah said that an enforcement team had been deployed at the premises of FCTA and secretariats and departments to monitor compliance.

In his words, “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 on phone.

“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.”

According to reports, the enforcement team went round some of the agencies of FCTA which includes, the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Social Development Secretariat and FCT Universal Basic Education Board.

Others are FCT Water Board, Secondary Education Board, FCT Primary Health Care Board, Public Health Department, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA) and FCT Area Council Staff Pension Board.

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