Kwara state government has announced the closure of all schools, both public and private operating in the state indefinitely as from Monday, March 23, 2020.
The decision was taken in order to discourage the possible contamination of the dreaded Coronavirus among residents in the state.
The Chief press secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye said this in a press statement he made available to pressmen in Ilorin Wednesday night.
The statement reads, “Good evening gentlemen.
“I can confirm that Kwara State will be shutting down schools from Monday, March 23rd.
“It is part of the efforts to contain the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We urge our people to maintain the highest level of hygiene and to remain calm and adhere to all safety measures earlier announced by the Kwara State Ministry of Health and other national bodies.”
The announcement was made just after Lagos state gave a similar directive.