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Coronavirus Lockdown: Lagos Govt Speaks On Schools Resumption


The Lagos State Government has denied reports that schools have been given the go-ahead to resume for the third term.

This was made known in a statement on Saturday by the Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Mr Kayode Abayomi.

According to him, the report claimed that an unnamed ”Honourable Commissioner for Basic Education” issued the directive.

Dismissing the claim, Abayomi stated that such a decision has not been taken.

He stated that there is no designation as ”Honourable Commissioner for Basic Education” in the Ministry.

“The issue of new guidelines for post-COVID-19 lockdown resumption is already under review by the state government and will be circulated after its conclusion,” Abayomi said.

“No school in the state is permitted to resume or re-open for Third Term Session till further directive to the contrary is issued by the State Government.

“Schools would not resume in spite of the announcements on the gradual easing of existing lockdown in Lagos State and the re-opening of all government offices and establishments from Monday, May 4, 2020.”

Naija News reports that the Lagos State Government had announced the easing of the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

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