The Nasarawa State Government has directed all schools in the state to shut down as a result of the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the country.
The directive came in a statement by Mr Usman Abu, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology on Tuesday in Lafia.
According to the statement, Gov. Abdullahi Sule gave the directive due to the growing concern and spread of COVID-19 across the globe and the country.
It added that it also aimed at curtailing the spread of the virus by restricting public gathering and maintaining social distance.
The governor ordered heads of schools from tertiary institutions to primary schools including private schools to comply immediately.
“The closure takes immediate effect as machinery and measures will be put in place to ensure total compliance,” he said.
He however advised parents and guardians to ensure that their children and wards stayed at home during the period of the lockdown.
Mr Mustapher Ibrahim, the Public Relations Officer of College of Education Akwanga told The News Agency of Nigeria that the institution had already complied with the directive. (NAN)