This is even as neighboring South Africa just discover Omricon, a new and dangerous variant of the coronavirus disease.
The Federal Government had on March 4 asked these categories of officers stay back and work from home as part of measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus.
According to a circular titled ‘Resumption of duties by Officers on GL 12 and below’ with reference number HCSF/3065/VOL.I/107, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan said the latest directive followed the advice of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19.
The circular further stated that all civil servants are advised to comply with the directive of the Federal government to get vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID19 PCR test results done within 72 hours before resumption of duties.
It read in parts; “It will be recalled that as part of the measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, officers on GL 12 and below were directed to work from home. Following the advice of the Presidential, Steering Committee on COVID-19, this category of officers are expected to resume duties on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.
“Furthermore, in line with the recommendation of the Committee on COVID-19, Mr. President has approved the vaccine mandate policy.
“All Federal Government employees would therefore be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 72 hours.” the statement read.