Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State has advised schools proprietors and parents to stop agitating for early resumption of schools across the country.
This was announced at the weekend in Akure, the state capital by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju, at the public presentation/investiture ceremony of Mr. Bode Akinwumi as the 28th President of the Akure/Owena Lions Clubs for 2014-2015 Lions year, This Day reports.
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He said the governor urged parents and proprietors to allow the Federal Government exploit all necessary measures in ensuring that the country is free from the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Adeyanju further revealed that the state government has already put in place measures to contain the spread of the disease in the state. He urged residents to always abide by instruction from medical practitioners in order to avoid contracting the deadly disease.
The commissioner, who expressed optimism that Ebola will be fully contained, said there had been other deadly diseases that have come and gone in the past, and advised that all the was needed is for people to follow the instructions about the disease. He said residents should call if there is any suspicious case of Ebola, and pleaded to residents to always ask questions.
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“If our students must go back to school, they should not go back in trouble, we should not forget that only one case in Lagos brought problem to the whole country, so there is need for us to be in a hurry about our children’s resumption date” he said.
Following the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Nigeria on July 20, 2014, the federal government in its effort to curb the disease from further spreading across the country, directed that school resumption across the country should be postponed.
The decision reportedly sparked a lot of reactions from schools proprietors and parents. On the September 13, 2014, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State cleared the air on the anticipated resumption date for public and private schools as directed by the Federal Government.
It would be recalled that Federal Government had earlier announced that primary and secondary schools across the country should resume academic activities on 22 September, 2014.