The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has ordered the closure of all public and private schools in the state.
In a terse statement by the state commissioner for Education, Sanusi Kiru, the state government did not give reasons for the decision.
“His Excellency, The Executive Governor of Kano State has approved the closure of all public and private schools in the state with immediate effect.
“Parents whose children are in boarding schools are to also arrange and convey their children/wards back home from tomorrow, Wednesday, 16th December, 2020.
“All inconveniences are regretted,” the statement added.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that as escalation in the cases of COVID-19 infections in the country forces some states to shut down schools, resurgence of abduction and banditry forces others to take the decision.
In the wake of mass abductions of schoolboys in Kankara, the Katsina State Government shut all boarding schools in the state, while the Zamfara State Government, which shares borders with Katsina, took a similar decision to forestall recurrence of the Kankara incident.
On the spike in coronavirus cases, the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has shut down schools in the state, following reported resurgence of COVID-19 infections in the state.
Like Kaduna, Jigawa Govt Orders Closure Of Schools Over Rising COVID-19 Cases.
The Jigawa State government has announced the closure of public and private primary and secondary schools across the state.
It directed that the schools should be closed with immediate effect from Tuesday following the increasing cases of coronavirus in the country.
The acting Permanent Secretary at the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Rabiu Adamu, made the announcement in a statement released to reporters in Dutse, the state capital.
He advised parents and guardians to prepare for the evacuation of their children and wards back home from Wednesday, especially those in boarding schools.
Amid the rising numbers of infections in Nigeria, the Jigawa State Task Force on COVID-19 said 14 new cases were reported from various parts of the state .
Of the new infections, 11 were said to be National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state.
The closure of schools in Jigawa follows a similar decision taken by the Kaduna State government as part of measures to curb the spread of the virus in the north-western state.