The Kaduna State Government has warned that visitors to government offices will need to present their vaccination cards, while adding that social distancing and masking protocols will also be compulsory for anyone entering a government office.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Communications to the Governor, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, in Kaduna, on Tuesday.

He added that the State Ministry of Health had since commenced the vaccination of all civil servants, an exercise that would be completed by the end of October.

What they said

“Visitors to government offices will need to present their vaccination cards.

“Given the limited supply of vaccines that are currently available, visitors that have not yet been vaccinated will, in the interim, be permitted entry upon presentation of evidence of registration with the state Ministry of Health for the purpose of vaccination,” Adekeye said.

He added, “The Commissioner for health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, has announced that residents are encouraged to register at the nearest primary health centre for COVID-19 vaccinations, so that the relevant authorities can easily contact them as more COVID-19 vaccines become available.” 

They also stated that the State’s COVID-19 Taskforce had advised the government that the risk of mass infection by COVID-19 still remained, and that careful attention should be paid to continued enforcement of preventive measures. Residents of Kaduna State were also encouraged to practice personal responsibility more consistently.

“This is in line with the FORWARD campaign launched last year to help citizens adopt preventive measures as the state reopened, after months of lockdown,” he said.

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Recall Nairametrics reported last month that Edo and Ondo States announced plans to ban unvaccinated people from visiting public spaces, especially banks. Governor Obaseki of Edo State said on Wednesday that anyone without proof of vaccination would not be granted access to crowded facilities.