News reaching us now is that the government of Edo State has started policy implementation of not allowing workers who fails to take the covid-19 vaccine into their offices in the Secretariat .
Recently the Civil servants in the Edo Ministry of Health were 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, obtained by NAN in August 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.
Governor Godwin Obaseki has said that from September 15, anyone who had yet to take the vaccine would not be allowed into public places, such as banks and worship centres.