The Federal Government says it is currently reviewing the January 18. 2021, resumption date for Schools across the country, following the rise in COVID-19 cases.
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated this on Monday, January 11, 2021, at the resumed briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
On his part, the Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, spoke about the ongoing enrolment exercise being conducted by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC); noting that only the President has the power to issue any order to alter the subsisting one regarding the National Identity Number (NIN) registration.
Dr Mamora’s comment was in reaction to his earlier comment where he suggested that the NIN registration may be suspended due to the increased breach in COVID-19 guidelines at the NIMC Offices.
Channels TV reports that for the PTF National Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, the Security Agencies will continue to enforce compliance with the non-pharmaceutical interventions within States; explaining that in spite of a ‘no lockdown policy’, the PTF would review the existing protocols including a review of the curfew hours.
Dr Aliyu added that a permit to travel would be enforced, particularly for travellers from the United Kingdom and South Africa.