The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has stated that the Federal government was against the reopening of schools in the country today January 18.
Last week, the Minister had announced that his office was reviewing the January 18 reopening date for schools due to the second wave of the pandemic in the country. Many Nigerians expected that the review would lead to the postponement of the date for the reopening of schools. However, on Friday, January 15, the Ministry of Education released a statement approving the January 18 resumption date.
Following the backlash he received from some Nigerians for approving the reopening of schools, Adamu while speaking today Monday, January 18 at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID19, said the Federal Government had reservations about the resumption of schools on January 18 but had to reach a compromise since it does not control all the schools.