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Edo State Gov. Orders Civil Servants to get Vaccinated Within 7-Days

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As the wave of pandemic increases in Edo state, the State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has ordered all its residents to get vaccinated.

Civil servants in the Edo Ministry of Health have been given a seven-day ultimatum to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ultimatum was contained in a memo dated Aug. 30, with reference number: HA.429/1/16 and issued by Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr. Frederick Irabor.

The memo, gotten from News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Benin, stated that any staff member who failed to get vaccinated within the period would not be allowed into office.

“I am directed to refer to the above subject and to notify all staff (members) of Ministry of Health to get vaccinated against the deadly COVID-19 within the week.

“I am further directed to inform all that from Sept. 6, any staff (member) who has not taken the COVID-19 vaccine will not be allowed into the office premises,” the memo stated.

The governor, who announced this on Thursday, said that from Sept. 15, anyone who had yet to take the vaccine would not be allowed into public places, such as banks and worship centers.

Written by: Busayo Babs

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