Kaduna State Government on Friday made a u-turn on school resumption and announced an indefinite postponement.
The State’s Commissioner of Education, Muhammad Shehu, had earlier stated that government’s decision remains firm on August 9 that was announced for resumption.
However, on Friday, the government through a statement jointly signed by the the Commissioner of Internal Security and Education, Samuel Aruwan, and Shehu, said following the review of the security situation in the state, the government has approved the suspension of schools resumption until further notice.
The statement read partly: “The Kaduna State Government commends the military and police high commands for the ongoing security operations against armed bandits across the state.
“The government praised the doggedness and courage of officers and troops carrying out air and ground operations around the Kaduna/Niger/Katsina/Plateau and Zamfara boundaries. KDSG has also requested the military and police high commands to expand the operations to newly identified hideouts.
“As the security operations proceed, the Kaduna State Government has been advised to postpone the resumption of schools, previously scheduled for 9th August 2021, and to pause the continuation of infrastructure projects and construction in high-risk areas, while awaiting further assessments by the security agencies”.