COVID-19/Lockdown: Schools, varsity resume June 8-FG

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(Lokoja)

The Federal Government of has announced June 8,2020, the as the resumption date for Universities,polytechnics, and other schools.

Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and Chairman of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, disclosed this in Abuja.

According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari will open up all financial institutions, schools and also spiritual houses after the second stage of lockdown which will end June 1 and activities will begin normal on 8 June, 2020.

Federal government ordered the closure of all educational institutions to contain the Coronavirus in the country.

The dreaded disease erupted in Wuhan in China in December 2019.

Some of the university students who reacted to the news in separate interview with Duaglobalnews in Lokoja, kogi state on Tuesday, described it as a great relief to their educational pursuit.

Adams Ahmed, an engineering student, Federal University of Technology, Minna, said,”I receive the date of resumption of schools, as announced in the media as a big welcome development and a great relief.

” I am eager to return to school and thank God, the news just came in,” he said

Another student, studying English at the Federal University, Lokoja, Miss Agnes Alabi, also expressed delight over the announcement.

“At last, we will soon resume study while I am hoping to graduate in no distant future,serve my father and start settings for business in view of the elusive white-collar job in the country,”she said.

Meanwhile, Nigeria has recorded more than 7,000 cases of Coronavirus with over 2,000 deaths,out of more 3 million globally

Kogi state is yet to have case of the pandemic disease as at the time of this report on Tuesday.

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