Nigerian Government Mandates All Civil Servants to Undergo COVID-19 Test

The federal government Friday issued a circular directing all MDAs to carry out COVID-19 tests for all civil servants.

The circular, dated July 17, 2020, and addressed to all Permanent Secretaries, was issued by the Head of Service of the Federation (HoS), Dr Mrs. Folashade Yemi-Esan.

It was signed on her behalf by the Permanent Secretary, Service Welfare Office, Dr Evelyn Ngige.

The COVID-19 test circular, a copy which was sighted by THISDAY on Saturday, indicated that the federal government had made provisions for facilities to allow the conduct of the test at THISDAY Dome and Nanet Suites, as part of efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus.

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

”The Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation has also updated the ”Guidelines on the Control of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Service-Wide” to address emerging issues in the control of the disease in the work environment. The guidelines can be accessed on the website of the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (,” the circular said.



– ThisDay

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Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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