Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has ordered the immediate closure of all schools in Delta State until November. He also imposed a 48-hour curfew in the state starting from 6 pm today, October 22.
Governor Okowa made this announcement in a state-wide broadcast today.
He explained that he imposed the curfew as a result of the violence going on in the country.
He said: “This SARS occasion threatens to plunge the State into chaos and anarchy. It is a clear and present danger that we must stop from happening.
“In the meantime, I have ordered the closure of all public and private primary and secondary schools in the State until Monday, November 2nd 2020.
“Because of the incident that took place last night, I hereby impose a 48-hour curfew starting 6 pm today October 22 2020.
“It, therefore, means that everybody is expected to sit at home, exempting those on very essential service in the next 48 hours starting 6 pm today.
“Thereafter, we will review the situation and know what next steps to take.”
Watch him make the announcement in the video below.