Schools in Oyo State are to be reopened on Monday.
Recall that the state government had ordered the closure of all schools effective last Wednesday in the wake of gridlock and harassment of citizens that accompanied the #EndSARS protests.
State Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Mr Olasunkanmi Olaleye, conveyed the reopening directive in a statement on Sunday.
Olaleye hinged the reopening order on government’s observance that normalcy had returned to the state.
The statement read, “His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde directed the closure of schools in Ibadan metropolis on Tuesday, 20th of October, in the wake of #Endsars protests that rocked the state.
“His Excellency, had in a message to the people of Oyo State stated that the situation will be reviewed on Friday 23rd October 2020.
“Following a review of the situation as earlier promised, the state government is happy to observe that normalcy has returned to the state in the aftermath of the protests.
“His Excellency, the Governor appreciates the youths who have been cooperating with security operatives to maintain peace, while assuring them that their demands are being addressed.”
Source: Tribune Nigeria