WARRI – The Delta State Information Commissioner,Mr. Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, has said that the current global Pandemic will not put an end to the education of children in the state.
Aniagwu who stated this while briefing journalists in Warri at the Government House Annex, Warri, said, schools in Delta will resume after all precautionary measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of the both learners as well as their handlers adding that government would among other things fumigate the schools before resumption.
“Schools might not reopen next week. We will put all necessary measures in place before children can be allowed to resume academic activities.
“We cannot say because of the pandemic, our children’s education will end , will fumigate the schools to ensure safety of our children. So schools might not resume in the next one week.
“Until we make up our mind on how the pupils will resume, we won’t ask them to resume schools now,.
Aniagwu, who was accompanied on the visit by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Gov Ifeanyi Okowa, Mr Oliseh Ifejika and other media aides to the governor, disclosed that schools would resume after some measures have been taken to safeguard pupils from contracting COVID-19.
On the recent influx of able bodied youths from the Northern part the country to the South, the information commissioner said the is basically a quest for survival.
According to him, “there’s no truth in claim that the northern youths moving massively to the South are coming in anticipation of possible attack in this part of the country. The truth is that the movement is a desperate move for survival.
“These people in the North also have relations and friends who are already living in the South and they are getting feelers of how they are working and making ends meet in the South, especially with menial jobs that they being hired to work on daily basis.
“What you see happening now is that while those in the South see travelling abroad as their greener pastures these people also are beginning to see the South East, South-South and South-West as their abroad where they can come to seek greener pastures.
Speaking further, the commissioner the commissioner said, “we can’t wish away the fact that many of our youths in this part of the country are either too lazy or feeling too big to do certain menial jobs but these Hausa boys are ever ready are willing to carryout these jobs and earn a living from it.
“You know the value of earning N2,000 per day in the South from doing all sorts of menial jobs but an Hausa guy will be proud to earn such and save to send more to his people at the end of the month”, he stated.
While thanking the media practitioners for their reportage of Coronavirus in the state, Aniagwu said , they have lived up to expectations in supporting the state government to sensitize the people . This, he noted, was the reason the government was able to curtail the community spread of the coronavirus in the state.