#EndSARS: Lagos closes schools indefinitely

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Following the crisis that greeted Lagos state when the hoodlums hijacked the EndSARS protest, the Lagos State Government has announced that private and public schools remain closed in the state till further notice.

This was made known by the state’s Commissioner of Information and Strategy Gbenga Omotoso, in an announcement he made on Sunday.

The commissioner had earlier tweeted that only public schools remained closed in the state before giving an update that the extended closure includes private schools.

The Lagos State Commissioner also announced that curfew time had been reviewed in the state.

His words: “The curfew in Lagos State has been reviewed. Restriction time is now 8 pm to 6 am. Lagosians are enjoined to plan their journey times as they go about their lawful businesses.

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“All schools remain shut till further notice.”

Meanwhile, the Head of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, while confirming the development said “All schools remained closed. That is the latest update from the governor.”

It was reported earlier that the National Association of Private Schools in Lagos State informed its members that they can reopen from Monday, October 26, 2020

This was contained in a statement by the President, NAPPS Lagos State, Amusa Olawale, titled reopening of schools after #EndSARS protests’.

The statement read, “It is a pleasure to inform you that our Hon. Commissioner has given approval to the resumption of schools on Monday, October 26, 2020.

Members are to abide by the curfew requirements and any other directives of Lagos State Governor relating curfew and #ENDSARS protests.

“We must equally study security situations in areas where we operate, be sensitive to any sign of disturbance, and adhere strictly to COVID-19 Protocols.

“To justify the kind gestures of the Commissioner, we must pay attention to the safety of our learners, staff, and parents of our schools.”

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