Federal Government Directs Civil Servants to Take COVID-19 Tests


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The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed civil servants to go for compulsory COVID-19 tests in available facilities in Abuja.

According to a report by Punch, the directive was contained in a circular issued by Permanent Secretary, Service Welfare Office, attached to the office of the head of the service of the federation, Dr. Evelyn Ngige.

The circular titled, ‘Conduct of COVID-19 testing for civil servants” on behalf of the HOSF, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan’, was signed by Dr. Ngige and addressed to all Federal Permanent Secretaries.

The circular read;

“I am directed to inform you that the Federal Government has provided facilities for the conduct of COVID-19 tests for civil servants at the ThisDay Dome, Mohammed Kur Avenue, by Nanet Suites, Central Business District, Abuja (from 10am to 4pm daily) as part of efforts to curtail the spread of the disease.

“Accordingly, you are required to notify all staff of the testing facility to enable members of staff who experience COVID-19 related symptoms and those wishing to get tested in your MDAs to take advantage of this opportunity.

The circular further instructed civil servants to adhere to the updated health guidelines on the control of COVID-19 in government offices across the country.

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The guidelines can be accessed on the official website of the office of the head of service.

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