Indications have emerged that schools in Nigeria may reopen early June.
The hope for reopening of schools was raised by the Chairman of the PTF COVID-19 and Secretary to the government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, while speaking at the daily briefing on Tuesday. He urged Nigerians to prepare for “behavioral change” which he said” is a must for every citizen because COVID-19 has changed the world completely”
Mustapha also asked businesses, offices, professional bodies, places of worship and educational institutions that are waiting to reopen to use the additional two weeks to plan and adopt new strategies under a COVID-19 era in line with the guidelines, for the new life ahead.
He assured that the PTF COVID-19 is committed and determined to continue to provide the required leadership for this national response, added that in the coming days, intense consultations will be deepened with different segments of the society including the state governments, security agencies, religious and community leaders to ensure a coordinated implementation of the measures.
According to him, specific directives have been issued to security agencies to strictly enforce the measures, and admonish Nigerians to please observe the restrictions in full.
“Your obligation is to always carry a valid means of identification. I am happy to inform you that our risk communication strategy has been enhanced by the Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (PRCAN).
“The professional body has offered the services of its members pro bono to the PTF, in order to strategically and effectively communicate with more Nigerians on the pandemic,” he said.