#EndSARS: Akeredolu closes Ondo schools amidst escalating violence

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    Following the escalating violence that trails the #EndSARS protests in Ondo State, the governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN has ordered the indefinite closure of all schools in the state.

    A statement by the Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Femi Agagu in Akure said that all schools should comply with the directive.

    Agagu said in the statement: “Mr Governor has directed that all schools that resumed on Monday 19th October 2020 be closed for the meantime from tomorrow 21st October 2020 because of the engulfing nationwide protest and the need to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

    “Parents and the public are to note this directive and all schools are to comply.

    “Any inconvenience is regretted, while the State Government would ensure the resumption of our schools as soon as possible.

    Reports from Akure, the state capital indicate that all business activities were paralysed as a result of the Meanwhile, both commercial and business activities were completely grounded in Akure, the state capital as a result of the activities of #EndSARS campaigners.

    Nearly all the major roads were taken over by the youths who turned them to a football pitch and dancing arena while the female protesters cook foods on the roads.

    Roads blocked by the protesters were Ondo road, Agagu road, Custom junction, Nepa road, First Bank, FUTA junction area, and Road Block axis.

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