The Federal government has declared that they are currently reviewing the proposed January 18th 2021 date following a sharp rise in the Covid-19 cases in the country.
This was disclosed by a tweet by the Special Adviser to the President on social media Mr. Bashir Ahmad.
The tweet reads;
“The federal government is currently reviewing the January 18th resumption date following the recent in Covid-19 cases, Education Minister Adamu Adamu, stated this today at the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 briefing in Abuja”.
The tweet although was shared late Monday evening generated a lot of reactions among Nigerians with many of them decrying the move.
Collaborating with the view of the presidency, the Minister of Education Mal.
Adamu Adamu while speaking to journalists after a meeting with the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 said that the January 18th resumption date is not sacrosanct but it’s being reviewed considering the rising cases of Covid-19 in the country.
Nigeria crossed the 100,000 mark of Covid-19 cases last Sunday which further gave credence to the need for the review.