BREAKING: Ganduje shuts down all schools in Kano
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has ordered the closure of all public and private schools in the state with immediate effect.
The directive was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the state Commissioner for Education, Sanusi Kiru.
The development is coming barely twenty-four hours after the Kaduna State Government announced closure of all schools in the 23 Local Government Areas of the state from Wednesday, December 16.
The State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Shehu Makarfi made the announcement on Tuesday in a statement.
In the latest development, Governor Ganduje gave no reason for the closure of the schools.
Sources within the state, however, indicated that it may not be unconnected to the recent upsurge in COVID-19 cases across the country.
Another source revealed to ElombahNews that the recent abduction of some 525 schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, may have motivated the closure.
It could also be recalled that ElombahNews reported that Governor Aminu Bello Masari had shut down school across the state immediately after the attack.
In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa, on Wednesday, the Kano State Government also directed immediate closure of all public and private health training institutions in the state.
The affected training health institutions include School of Basic/Post Basic Nursing and Midwifery, School of Health Technology and School of Hygiene.
The closure of the institutions, according to Dr. Tsanyawa, is with immediate effect.
The government advised parents to get their children and wards from their respective schools unfailingly today.
In a similar vein, another state that has ordered the closure of schools due to rise in Covid-19 cases is Jigawa.