Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday announced that schools in the state would be reopened on July 20; and places of worship July 17.
Fayemi also said that the state had taken a N2.5bn life insurance cover of N2m each for 500 frontline medical personnel involved in the COVID-19 assignment, saying the move was in addition to the prompt payment of COVID-19 special allowances.
The governor, who spoke in a statewide broadcast on Tuesday, added that efforts were on to contain community spread of the virus.
He said, “Efforts are now in top gear to ensure our children return to school from July 20, 2020 as recommended by the interface between the Ministry of Education and all stakeholders in the education sector.
Fayemi said the schools’ resumption would be in phases starting with students in terminal classes (SS3, JSS3 and Primary six).
He said, “Other classes will be gradually absorbed as schools meet all requirements to accommodate them safely and responsibly.
“As jointly agreed with the leadership of the faith community, religious worship centres may resume controlled services from Friday July 17, 2020 starting with worship services once a week; Friday Jumat for Muslims and Saturday and Sunday Services for Christians.”