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Nigerian Lawmakers Oppose School Resumption

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have kicked against the proposed resumption of schools in the country given the increasing cases of COVID-19.

The Lawmakers, who proposed a postponement of resumption for three months, said government officials did not consult the relevant committees of the National Assembly.

It was earlier reported that some government officials claimed that all relevant stakeholders were consulted before arriving at January 18, 2021, resumption date.

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Lawmakers Oppose School Resumption In Nigeria
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

Speaking on the proposed resumption, Chairman of the House Committee on Basic Education and Services, Prof Julius Ihonvbere said members of the House of Representatives were not consulted.

Ihonvbere wondered why government officials were rushing to reopen schools without adequate arrangements to protect and secure school children.

According to the lawmaker, when the infection rates were around 500 and below, schools were closed; but now that it surpassed 1,000 infections daily, schools are being reopened.

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