Monday, May 16, 2022


Nigerian banks have reportedly issued directives mandating staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19, or post negative covid-19 results every two weeks.

According to a report by TheCable, six banks shared circulars to their workers asking them to get vaccinated or conduct COVID-19 tests on a bi-weekly basis at personal cost.

We recall that last week the federal government mandated civil servants to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), said unvaccinated workers would be barred from entering their places of work from December 1, 2021.

Mustapha is also the chairman of the presidential steering committee (PSC) on COVID-19.

“You are required to obtain a COVID-19 test on a bi-weekly basis and submit at their zonal offices or headquarters,” one of the circulars read.

The staff of Polaris, Access, Zenith, Union, Eco, and GT banks confirmed the latest development on Thursday.

They confirmed that they were given two options; get a COVID vaccine jab or present negative coronavirus test results every two weeks.

“Those are the options. If you are not taking the vaccine, then you’ll have to show your test result every two weeks,” an Access bank staff said

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