7 states shun FG directives on college reopening
Some state governments in Nigeria shun FG directives on college reopening as a part of efforts to curb COVID-19 second wave. These states have aired their reservations on the Federal Government’s directive that colleges within the nation ought to stay shut until January 18.
While states comparable to Kogi, Anambra, Plateau, and Ekiti mentioned their colleges would resume on January 18, Rivers, Cross River, Gombe, Sokoto, Zamfara, Delta, and Oyo states shunned the Federal Government’s directive.
The Cross River State Commissioner for Quality Education, Dr. Godwin Amanke in an interview with newsmen said that colleges within the state would resume Jan 11, as a result of they don’t have an imminent menace of COVID-19. While the Gombe State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Habu Dahiru maintained that the January 18 resumption date was for epicenters like Lagos, FCT.
Also rejecting the January 18 resumption date, the Zamfara state commissioner of Education, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, mentioned the state receives directives from its governor, not PTF. The Delta State Government additionally insisted on the January 11 resumption date, including that the nation was a federation.
whereas Rivers state training commissioner Ebeku, mentioned colleges weren’t the one avenue for social gatherings, citing conditions in worship facilities, markets, and villages.