The federal government of Nigeria has said that it did not approve January 18th as resumption date for all schools across the country.
This information was given by minister of education, Adamu Adamu, during a briefing of the Presidential Task-Force (PTF) held in Abuja on Monday, January 18th.
Daily Trust reports that the minister said that the federal did not agree with the states on the resumption date given to schools on Thursday, January 14th.
Adamu also explained that the trend of daily infection cases will be monitored by PTF- COVID19, he also said that school’s resumption will be reviewed again.
In his words;
“We sat down, looked at the figures and decided school should not open. Unfortunately we have to state this because it is not a collective decision, but you must understand that the schools we are talking about, the federal government has only 100 out of the thousands of schools.
“The schools are under the jurisdiction of states and just as the PTF was unanimous in saying that schools should not open, states were unanimous that schools should open.”