Anyone who has no evidence of being vaccinated for covid-19 cannot enter government offices in Edo state.

The restriction includes civil servants who are locked out of their office for not being vaccinated yet.

The State Government began the enforcement of the warning it issued some weeks ago despite public complaints that greeted announcement.

On Wednesday, the gate to the state secretariat was manned by police officers who demand proof of being vaccinated before granting access into the office.

See video

Governor Godwin Obaseki said the measure is part of government’s efforts to contain the pandemic by ensuring that majority of its citizens get vaccinated.

The last month has seen a rise in the number of infections and mortalities in the state and in Nigeria generally.

Civil servants and visitors in government offices in the state capital, without proof of at least one dose of the vaccination were prevented from accessing Government House and other offices in the state.

A federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, had on the 31st of August, made an interim order stopping the Edo State government from enforcing compulsory vaccination.

See video of civil servants denied access into the secretariat on Wednesday.


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