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COVID-19: FG to disinfect schools Nationwide for Resumption

The Federal Government has disclosed plans to commence the disinfection and decontamination of schools across the country before resumption

The Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood, who made the disclosure during the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday, 4th April, 2020, said the Ministry would get the data of schools nationwide from the Federal Ministry of Education.

“We are initiating a programme of decontaminating and disinfecting our schools before they open.

“Because subsequently in the phases (of reopening the lockdown), I believe we will get to that point when we start opening the schools.

“So, we will be liaising with the Federal Ministry of Education to make sure we have the needed data to carry out the exercise.”

The minister who is yet to disclose when the exercise will commence, emphasised that his ministry had been making efforts to commence the programme.

“Today we will like to brief you on our first video conference with our Environmental Health Sanitation desks across the country, the 36 states plus the FCT.” He added.

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