The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Monday started implementing restriction on those who have not received COVID-19 vaccine.
The authority barred persons with ‘No Vaccination Card” or “Proof-of-Negative-Test-Result” entry into public facilities.
This exercise is comi g more than a month after the Federal Government gave its own directive.
Channels TV reports that as early as 8:00 a.m., security personnel were seen manning checks at the gate of the FCTA Secretariat at Area 11 to ensure compliance.
According to the report, only civil servants with vaccination cards were allowed access into the facility.
Many civil servants were seen hanging around outside the Secretariat as they were barred from entry.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Minister of FCT on Monitoring and Enforcement, Mr. Attah Ikaro, said the exercise became necessary to ensure that the spread of the infection in the FCT is curtailed.
He said the FCT did not begin enforcement on December 1st, 2021 when the Federal Government began its enforcement because it wanted to give time to the civil servants to get vaccinated.
He said, many, however, refused to comply, hence the need for the commencement.
Some of the civil servants alleged that they were not notified about the enforcement exercise and were taken unawares.
Mr. Ikaro, however, denied the allegation, insisting that adequate notice was given to the civil servants.
FCT has the second-highest figure of COVID-19 cases in the country with over 27,800 confirmed infections and 241 deaths recorded as of January 17, 2022.