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Labour leader cautions FG against reopening of schools


Vice President, IndustriAll Global Union (IGU), Issa Aremu has cautioned the Federal Government and other stakeholders in the education sector to take precautions in the reopening of schools across the country, amidst COVID-19 rising cases.

Aremu spoke in Kaduna, yesterday, during this year’s commemoration of international Nelson Mandela Day, as he advised government to appeal to the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and other examination bodies to postpone 2020 examination, until it is safe for students to resume classes.


He said Nigeria must not rush into reopening of schools, amidst the spread and devastating effect of Coronavirus to avoid devastating consequences on students.

The labour leader, speaking at a briefing themed, “COVID-19: Preventing the spread in schools”, said the Day is to highlight Mandela’s work fighting for social justice. “It’s a day of a global call to action, with the idea that every individual has the power to transform the world and make an impact,” he said.

Meanwhile, Aremu has commended the Nigeria Labour Congress and United Labour Congress for coming together, and forgetting their differences, saying, “labour must chart a new course to move Nigeria forward.”


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