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Niger State orders schools to be closed

The Niger State Government has directed the closure of Public and Private Schools as well as Tertiary Institutions across the State.

The closure will take effect from Monday, 23rd March 2020.

The closure of the Public, Private Schools and Tertiary Institutions which is for the period of thirty days.


In a statement issued by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, this has become necessary as prevention and precautionary measures against coronavirus.

He added that it is part of government deliberate efforts to contain the global spread of Coronavirus Pandemic.

The SSG further stated that all public gatherings have been suspended by the State Government.

Matane called on the people of the State to always uphold the highest degree of personal hygiene, remain calm and adhere strictly to all safety measures earlier announced by the State Ministry of Health

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