By Henry Iheanacho
The federal government has given an update on when nursery, primary, secondary schools and tertiary institutions across the country would be fully reopened for academic activities.
Minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, during the PTF briefing on COVID-19, Thursday, August 13, said that once the Presidential Task Force assesses all the data, it would inform Nigerians when it is safe to reopen schools.
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Minister The minister also noted that another factor to consider is that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is still on strike which commenced before the lockdown in March, 2020.
Meanwhile, Boss Mustpha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, had stated that presidents, prime ministers and other top personalities have contracted COVID-19.
The SGF while warning people to protect themselves against the coronavirus, added that everyone should not assume that their family and friends are COVID-free. “Presidents, prime ministers and other top personalities have contracted COVID-19.
We must protect ourselves. Don’t assume your friends, families are COVID-free; wear your masks before going out. We must remain alive and safe until a vaccine is found,” he said.