Threat: Gov Sule orders immediate Closure Of All Schools in Nasarawa

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule
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By Yahaya Idris, Lafia.

With recurring security challenges in the country, Nasarawa State Government in a proactive measure ordered for immediate closure of both public and private schools across the 13 local government areas of the states, as a proactive step to safeguard the lives of its students.This follows on the heels of security threats across the country, particularly at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with the government already in possession of reports suggesting likely security threats in communities within the state, bordering the FCT, such as Gitata in Karu and Umaisha in Toto LGAs respectively.

The decision to order the closure of schools across the state was part of the resolution arrived at during an expanded State Executive Council meeting, which took place at the Government House, Lafia on Wednesday.

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Addressing newsmen after the council meeting, state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Fatu Jimaita Sabo., revealed that, having considered and reviewed the current situation in the country, especially regarding the security threats in the FCT, the state government decided to close both public and private schools in the state with immediate effect.

According to her, this has become imperative considering the proximity of the state to the FCT, as well as the resolve of the government to ensure that schools in Nasarawa State, operate within a safe environment.

She, however, explained that the directives exclude the exit classes that are already writing their final examinations, especially in secondary schools.

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