Ondo State Government has resolved to stop workers without evidence of COVID-19 vaccination from entering government offices with effect from November 1, 2021.
The government, through the state’s Head of Service, Mr Niran Adeyemi, gave the directive at a meeting with top government functionaries in the state.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Segun Odusanya, disclosed this at a meeting with the management and members of staff of the ministry, in Akure, the state capital on Wednesday.
Odusanya described the directive as a fallout of an earlier meeting with the Head of Service, saying “any civil servant in the Ondo State Government’s pay roll not vaccinated by November 1, should not be allowed into the office.”
Vowing to enforce the directive as a means of protecting members of staff, Odusanya reminded them that “the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over but there is a more deadly variant”, hence the need to be vaccinated and to obey protocols.
He urged them to prioritise their health checking their blood pressure, blood sugar level and others regularly.
“Be conscious of your health, do routine checks. Be up and doing on your jobs, stay in your offices, face the reality of the economic situation in the country, don’t spend recklessly and make good use of the little that is available to you and all will be well,” he admonished.