- Lagos state government has ordered that all public and private schools in the state remain shut
- This directive was issued by Gbenga Omotoso, the commissioner for information and strategy
- Recall that the state government ordered the closure of all schools following the tension generated by the #EndSARS protests
Hopes of students returning to school anytime soon in Lagos amid the rising violence in the state when hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protests have been dashed.
The Lagos state government on Sunday, October 25, ordered all public and private schools across the state to remain under lock and key until further notice despite the relaxation of its curfew.
This was made known in a statement signed by Gbenga Omotoso, the commissioner for information and strategy, and shared on the official Twitter page of the state governor's chief press secretary, Gboyega Akosile.
The development is coming after the governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the review of the curfew time earlier imposed on the state as the restriction time will now run from 8 pm to 6 am.
Recall that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu imposed a 24-hour curfew on Lagos state as suspected hoodlums unleashed mayhem under the guise of EndSARS protest.
The decision was announced on Tuesday, October 20, in a series of tweets by the Lagos state governor following repeated attacks by thugs.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, who noted that the protest has been hijacked, said the government will not watch and allow anarchy in Lagos state.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Kayode Fayemi ordered the closure of all the private and government schools in Ekiti amid ongoing protests and unrest in the state.
This was announced on Monday, October 19, by the state commissioner for education, science and technology, Mrs Kofoworola Aderiye.
The commissioner said the schools across the state were shut down to avoid jeopardising the safety of the students, teachers and other staff members.
She, however, declared that school activities will resume next week Monday, October 26, after the tension generated by the protest has been doused by the government.
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