FG Orders Closure of All Schools till 18th Jan. 2021 [COVID-19 Pandemic]

Federal Government (FG) Orders the Closure of All Schools and Tertiary Institutions Nationwide as a Result of the 2nd Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Federal Government of Nigerian on Monday, 21 December, ordered the closure of all schools in the country till 18th of January, 2021. According to the government, this was necessitated as a result of the 2nd wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.


The directives were disclosed by the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, at a press briefing in Abuja. Mustapha said schools in the country are to remain shut till the announced date in order to enable new measures to take effect.

The PTF on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Education expects that schools would have vacated from the 18th December 2020 and remain closed till at least the 18th of January, 2021 to enable the measures introduced to take effect,” Mustapha added.

The government also directed that persons above the age of 60yrs and/or with comorbidities to stay at home and avoid crowded areas.

Also all non-essential travels; both domestic and international during this holiday season are seriously discouraged.”