By Amina Yahaya
Yobe Governor Mai Mala Buni has directed the closure of public and private schools in the state amidst the growing threat of COVID 19.
According to a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Dr. Sani Idris, the order takes effect from Thursday.
The statement also enjoined parents and guardians to pray against the virus.
It ordered all Principals and Head Teachers in public and private schools under the ministry to enforce the order as soon as practicable.
It called on the students, especially those in SS 3 and JSS 3 to take advantage of the period and cover their syllabus for their certificate examinations.
The governor through his spokesman, Mamman Mohammed, also called on the people to avoid unnecessary panic as the state has fully ordered the Ministry of Health to be proactive and vigilant against virus.