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Schools To Finally Re-Open As FG Lifts Ban On Interstate Travel

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Good News! Nigerian government finally confirms the anticipated re-opening of schools and the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.
However, not all students are going back to school immediately. The federal government is insistent on the resumption of only graduating students.
Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and chairman of the Presidential task force, broke the news at the presidential task force briefing on Monday.
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Boss Mustapha (SGF)
He made it clear in his words that students in primary six, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 will be allowed to return to school.
Mustapha further went on to reveal that President Muhammadu Buhari gave the approval when his team met with him earlier in the day.
Equally, interstate travel is only allowed outside the curfew times.
The SGF relating the new development said:

“​I am pleased to inform you that Mr. President has carefully considered the 5th Interim Report of the PTF and has accordingly approved that, except for some modifications to be expatiated upon later, the Phase Two of the eased lockdown be extended by another four weeks with effect from Tuesday, June 30, 2020, through Midnight of Monday, 27 July 2020,” he said.​”Specifically, however, the following measures shall either remain in place or come into effect:“Maintaining the current phase of the national response, for another four weeks in line with modifications to be expatriated by the National Coordinator;“Permission of movement across State borders only outside curfew hours with effect from 1st July

2020;“Enforcement of laws around non-pharmaceutical interventions by States, in particular, the use of face masks in public places;“Safe re-opening of schools to allow students in graduating classes resume in-person in preparation for examinations.”

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Written by Bello Habeeb

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