The Edo State Government on Wednesday barred all unvaccinated civil servants and others from entering the State’s Secretariat.
All who could not produce their certificate of vaccination were prevented from entering. Amongst them are visitors and others who came for business transactions,
Recall that three weeks ago, Governor Obaseki declared that residents who refused to be vaccinated against the Coronavirus pandemic would be denied access to large gatherings, banking halls, and other offices. The decision was taken to curtail the surging infections recorded in the State since the emergence of the third wave.
Intelligence gatherers that as early as 7am on Wednesday, the implementation team for the restriction directive set up at the State Secretariat, with the leader, Yusus Haruna, prevented all persons without their vaccination certificate from gaining access into the premises.
Sources say the team were stationed at the main gate of the Secretariat, opposite the EFCC office in the GRA, while others were deployed to other entry points. While the vaccination cards were scanned to determine its authenticity, those without their cards were sent back home.
The implementation team leader, Haruna Yusus, said; “What is important is that where there is a will, there is a way. Governor Godwin Obaseki had demonstrated that the state wants to save lives by dishing out this directive.
“We expect little hitches at the takeoff but there will be an improvement as we move on. I am also sure that the people will also want to see if the government is serious about the directive. And with what we started today, we are demonstrating that the government is ready to save lives in the state.
“I am sure that those who did not come with their vaccination cards today (Wednesday) and were sent back home to bring them will not do a similar mistake tomorrow. It is clear that many of the workers have taken the vaccine but they are yet to get used to the practice of going about with their cards.
“With the media giving what we are doing here the necessary publicity, people will know the need to comply with the directive.’’
Credit: Eons Intelligence
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