Written by Scholastica JOSEPH

Schools reopening: Benue govt approves N50m to enhance compliance with COVID-19 protocols

The Benue State Executive Council has approved N50 million to ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 protocols as schools reopen for exiting classes on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Ngunan Addingi, disclosed this while speaking to journalists in Makurdi, after council meeting presided by Governor Samuel Ortom.

Benue State Government had approved the reopening of schools for final year classes in compliance with the Federal Government's directive.

Those to resume are pupils in primary six and students in JSS3 and SSS3.

Mrs. Addingi also said that the two days’ weekly holidays - Thursdays and Fridays given to civil servants to engage in farming activities has ended and urged civil servants to resume work on those days.

She stated that EXCO also approved the takeover of the defunct Lobi Bank building in Makurdi by the Board of Internal Revenue Service, BIRS, as its corporate headquarters in order to vacate the rented apartment it currently occupies, pointing out that the Benue Investment and Property Company, BIPC, was directed to hand over the building to the board.



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