As part of proactive safety measures arising from the global Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Enugu State Government has directed public and private primary and secondary schools in the state to conclude all activities in their various schools and shut down on or before Friday, March 27, 2020.
In a statement by the Secretary to the Enugu State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, the state government further enjoined teachers and students to continue to observe the School Water Sanitization and Hygiene Programme (WASH) operative in the state as well as other standard personal hygiene protocol for prevention of COVID-19 infection.
Meanwhile, The Niger State Government has also directed the closure of Public and Private Schools as well as Tertiary Institutions across the State from Monday, 23rd March, 2020.
A statement issued by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane further stated that all public gatherings are hereby suspended by the State Government.
Ahmed Matane disclosed that the closure of the Public, Private Schools and Tertiary Institutions which is for the period of thirty days and the suspension of all Public gathering is with immediate effect.
The SSG revealed that the measure to shut down the Schools for thirty days and suspend public gatherings is part of Government deliberate efforts to contain the global spread of Coronavirus Pandemic.
Ahmed Matane 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.