Civil personnel must be vaccinated against COVID19, according to the federal government.


Beginning December 1, civil servants will be forced to provide proof of COVID19 vaccination before entering any government office, according to the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, who made the announcement to journalists on Wednesday, October 13.

Mustapha, who is also the chairman of COVID-19’s presidential steering committee (PSC), announced at a news conference:

“With effect from 1st December, 2021, Federal Government employees shall be required to show proof of COVID19 vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 72 hours, to gain access to their offices, in all locations within Nigeria and our Missions. An appropriate service wide advisory/circular will be issued to guide the process”

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In other news, the three seminarians kidnapped from Christ the King Major Seminary in Kaduna State’s Jema’a Local Government Area have been released.

Armed men kidnapped three Major Seminarians from the Seminary Chapel in Fayit Fadan Kagoma, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, on Monday, October 11, 2021.

Reverend Father Emmanuel Uchechukwu Okolo, Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, verified their release on Wednesday night. He also prayed for the release of those who were still in abduction.

He said; 

“With hearts filled with joy, we raise our voices in a symphony of praises as we announce the return of our Three Major Seminarians, who were abducted by armed persons from the Chapel of the Seminary at Christ the King Major Seminary, Fayit Fadan Kagoma in Jema’a Local Government Area, Kaduna State, on Monday 11 October, 2021.

“Barely 48 hours after their kidnap, our beloved brothers were released by their abductors.

“We want to thank all those that have offered prayers and entreaties for the quick release of our Seminarians and Others who are still in the dens of their kidnappers. We pray God to hasten the release of those who are still in the hands of their Captors.

“All our Priests are directed to kindly celebrate Mass of THANKSGIVING to God tomorrow, Thursday 14th October 2021, for the quick and safe release of our Seminarians.

“May Our Lady of Guadalupe intercede for us and all those that are still in captivity!”



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