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Schools, churches and mosques will not be reopened by June 8th - FG says and give reasons

FG discussion In Nigeria 

The federal government has revealed rumors that schools, churches and mosques will reopen on June 8, 2020 after the second phase of the ban.

Head Mustafa, secretary of the federal government (SGF) and chair of the presidential working group (PTF) at COVID-19, announced this at a meeting in Abuja, saying that the message was not from the government that the authorities and authorities had given it had to lose it .

He reiterated the government's willingness to reopen the country's main sectors so that economic, religious and academic activities can continue peacefully as long as the government believes that such a decision will not harm Nigeria.

COVID-19 is real and has affected countries all over the world. Therefore, Nigerians must be patient with the government, because we are working hard to limit the spread of the virus, he added. The second phase of the blockade starts on Monday, May 18, 2020 and ends on Monday, June 1, 2020.

Competent authorities and agencies are recommended to adopt COVID-19 guidelines in the second phase of blocking for possible reopening of key sectors.

The speculations forced the Lagos State Government to elucidate that all private and public schools remain closed, to protect students from coronavirus.

Folasade Adefisayo, Commissioner for Education, stated that schools have not been opened for the third term of the annual session.

Meeting your goals will be a key factor, so they strictly comply with NCDC guidelines, which include the use of physical face masks, regular hand washing with alcohol-based soap or disinfectants, and maintaining distance and social problems.

Corona virus is real, don't negotiate and spread it if you do. Perform constant respiratory hygiene, including coughing or sneezing into the tissues and immediately throwing or coughing or sneezing on the elbows.

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19

The Chairman of the PTF (Mustapha) urged stakeholders to begin to take steps that would aid the reopening of schools in the country.

He said: “I wish to inform Nigerians that the Federal Ministry of Education will roll out measures for the self-reopening of schools.

“The Presidential Task Force wishes to use the occasion of this celebration to congratulate our children and assure them, their parents and all stakeholders alike that all hands are on deck to reopen schools at a safe time.

“We, therefore, use this medium to urge states, local governments, proprietors and all other stakeholders to begin to take steps that will facilitate an early and safe reopening.

“​Today, 27th May 2020 is also Children’s Day worldwide and this brings to mind the need to build a legacy that would guarantee a safe and secured future for our children. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation was faced with the challenge of out of school children.

‘This has now been compounded by the compelling need for closure of schools as part of the measures to limit the spread of the virus,” he said.

“​The PTF has been deliberating on this situation and wish to inform Nigerians that the Federal Ministry of Education will roll out measures to be put in place for safe re-opening of our schools.

‘The Hon. Minister of Education (State) will be elaborating on the subject, this afternoon. He will also clarify the purported announcement of the resumption date which went viral last week,”. 

President Muhammadu Buhari, had issued a standing order, restricting, banning and prohibiting schools, social gathering, churches, Markets and other businesses from operating as measures to cushion the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

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