Governor reopens schools, orders 17 others shut indefinitely

The government alleged that the students destroyed properties and engaged in violent acts during their protests.

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State

Premium Times reports that Ajimobi also ordered that the 17 schools that participated in the protest march be shut till they apologise.

It is not clear if the Oyo state Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) will recall their members to resume work.

Speaking on behalf of the Governor, the Oyo state Commissioner for Information, Toye Arulogun, said “Considering the need for strong character moulding and to emphasize the importance of good conduct and acceptable behaviour for the leaders of tomorrow, the students must tender a written apology to the government through the school management.

“The Government of Oyo State wishes to reiterate its commitment to ensuring the security and safety of lives and property within the state.”

Arulogun also said “Government property and those of individuals and corporate bodies by students and teachers of some schools in Oyo State.

“This violent activity threatened the peace and security of the state and endangered the lives of the students who participated in this breach of peace and affront on constituted authority.

“Consequently, the Oyo State Government was constrained to shut down public schools throughout the State to safeguard the lives of the students and protect the lives and property of the citizenry; a decision that was taken in the line of its primary duty of ensuring peace and safety in the state.”

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) accused the Oyo state Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, of allegedly intimidating and arresting labour leaders in the state.

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