Osun State Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola on Sunday ordered compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for all cabinet members, public servants, health workers, and others in the state.
He further directed all Public Servants who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 to visit the nearest Government Health Centre to them or their place of work to get vaccinated forthwith.
These were contained in a memo dated September 15th, 2021 with reference number SMD.61 Vol.III/16 and signed by the permanent secretary, S. A Aina from the office of the Head of Service, Office of the Governor in the state.
The memo titled: ” Mandatory Taking of COVID-19 Vaccine and Observance of Its Protocols” also explained that, “this directive of Mr Governor must be taken very seriously by all the affected workers across the entire State and Local Government Services.”
“In addition to the above, the Governor has directed that all Public Servants should continue to follow all COVID-19 protocols such as wearing of face mask, staying at least six (6) feet away from one another, avoiding crowded places, constant washing of hands/use of hand sanitisers, among others.
The governor, however, pointed out that, the directive is part of the measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
He maintained that the vaccine must be taken by all workers in the State in its various health facilities to protect and prevent the workforce and residents from being infected with the virus.
“All Accounting Officers of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), including Tertiary Institutions, Local Government Authorities, Local Council Development Areas. etc are requested to draw the attention of their Staff to the contents of this Circular and ensure strict compliance by all, he concluded.