Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna State lawmaker has reacted to plans by some state governors to reopen schools despite increasing Coronavirus cases in Nigeria.
The federal government on Monday advised states rushing to reopen schools to apply caution.
Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 said the current situation of COVID-19 in the country does not in any way support such initiative.
Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade had sometime last week ordered the gradual reopening of schools across the state from June 16, 2020.
Sani, warned states to consider the lives of children in congested public schools before making such decisions.
On his Twitter page, the former lawmaker wrote: “States in a rush to reopen schools should seriously consider the lives of the multitude of children in congested public school.”
He further expressed disappointment over the continuous neglect of the use of face masks and social distancing by Nigerians despite the increasing number of cases recorded daily.
“It’s a fact today, many people have completely ignored face masks & social distancing since the lifting of the lockdown. No lessons learnt,” Sani added.
Meanwhile, the Government has announced that schools running an international curriculum, will be allowed to write their third term exams online.