Enyioha Opara, Minna
The Niger State Government has directed the closure of public and
private schools as well as tertiary institutions across the state from
Monday, March 23, 2020.
A statement issued on Thursday by the Secretary to the State
Government, Ahmed Matane, stated that all public gatherings have also
been suspended by the State Government.
Matane said, “The closure of the public, private schools, and
tertiary institutions is for the period of 30 days, including the
suspension of all public gathering.
“The decision to shut down the schools for 30 days and suspend public
gatherings is part of government’s deliberate efforts to contain the
global spread of Coronavirus pandemic.”
He called on the people of the State to always uphold the highest degree of personal hygiene, remain calm and adhere strictly to all safety measures earlier announced by the State Ministry of Health.