Benue State Approves Re-Opening Of Schools

By Terna Injua – Makurdi

Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions in Benue State are to re-open despite the second wave of COVID-nineteen in the country.

State Executive Council agreed at the decision during its First Meeting of the year at Government House, Makurdi which was presided by the Deputy Governor, Engineer Benson Abounu.

Briefing newsmen, Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Ngunan Adingi said safety measures such as fumigation and procurement of thermometers would be done before the schools are re-opened.

She said the Ministry of Education has been mandated to ensure that all safety measures such as social distancing, regular washing of hands or use of sanitizers as well face masks were observed by the students.

The Information, Culture and Tourism Commissioner also stated that as part of measures to curtail the spread of the virus, she explained that the State Executive Council has approved a total ban on all public gatherings which include burials and weddings.

Mrs. Adingi said the use of face masks has become mandatory for everyone wishing to go to the market or super market while worship centres would not be allowed to hold any service with more than fifty persons in attendance.

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