Lecturers back Nasarawa Gov’s directive on schools’ closure

From Francis Nansak, Lafia

Lecturers in Nasarawa State Polytechnic, College of Agriculture, Lafia and those of College of Education, Akwanga, have thrown their weight behind Governor Abdullahi Sule’s decision to shutdown education institutions in the state as a precaution against the spread of the global epidemic- coronavirus.

Speaking on Friday during the handing over ceremony of the Joint Union of Nasarawa State Tertiary Institutions (JUNSTI) in Lafia, Comrade Paul Usani, who bowed out as chairman of the union, hailed Governor Sule for being a proactive leader.

He commensurate with the people and government of Nasarawa State over the negative impact of the deadly coronavirus in several facets of the society and urged residents of the state to abide by the laid down directives of the state government.

Usani also sympathised with the management staff and students of the state-owned College of Agriculture over the recent fire incident that razed two blocks of classroom in the institution.

On the recent appointment of principal officers for state-owned tertiary schools and the setting up of an investigative panel for the College of Education, Akwanga, Usani lauded the government for the initiative, saying such moves are the right steps in the right directions.

He, however, appealed to the state government to ensure the implementation of all promotions and annual increments on or before the end of April in order to avoid industrial disharmony.

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