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Akwa Ibom Moves to Reopen Schools Later than Expected

ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI

Following the directive of the Federal Government with massive reduce of Covid-19 in Akwa Ibom state. The Governor Udom Emmanuel, stated that the state won’t rush in opening school after the state had removed Ban on burial and wedding occasion.

“Akwa Ibom will not copy anybody and rush to reopen schools. This is not the time to copy anybody, you must localise your own situation. If after our assessment we see that we cannot open our schools the same time as others, we will keep the schools closed.

“We will allow people to bury their loved ones because mortuaries are getting fuller. Also, we will allow weddings effective Saturday, July 4. I know how we celebrate burials, but please let’s look at the situation at hand that we are trying to manage. The primary aim of every single guideline rolled out by the government is to protect lives. Please follow the guidelines.”

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