The Kwara state government on Wednesday, announced the closure of all schools, both public and private operating in the state indefinitely starting from Monday, March 23, 2020.
The government announced that thw decision was taken in order to discourage the possible contamination of the deadly 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 on Wednesday.
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.
He confirmed that further details on the closure of schools would be released later by the government.