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COVID-19: Nigerian govt opens test centre for civil servants in Abuja



The federal government of Nigeria has provided facilities for the conduct of COVID-19 tests for civil servants in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

This was revealed in a memo signed and issued on Saturday by Dr. Evelyn Ngige, Permanent Secretary, Service Welfare, Office of the Head of Service of the Federation.

According to her, the test centre located at the Thisday Dome in the Central Business District of the nation’s capital city was commissioned in a bid to stem the spread of the COVID-19 in the workplace.

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She also urged the relevant authorities in the memo to “notify all staff of the availability of the testing facilities to enable members of staff who experience COVID-19 related symptoms and those wishing to get tested in your Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs to take advantage of this opportunity.”

The Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation has according to the memo has also provided guidelines on the Control of COVID-19 service-wide “to address emerging issues in the control of the disease in the work environment.

“All Permanent Secretaries are requested to kindly bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all staff, and ensure that all parastatals and agencies under their supervision are notified,” the memo further read.

This came days after the FCTA recorded no fewer than 102 fresh cases of the dreaded COVID-19 disease.

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