The Rivers State Government has approved the reopening of universities , other tertiary institutions , as well as secondary and vocational schools in the state , with effect from Monday, October 5 , 2020 .
The decision was reached at the end of an emergency State Executive Council meeting on Friday and presided over by Governor Nyesom Wike in Government House , Port Harcourt.
Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku, disclosed this while briefing journalists at the end of the meeting, he said the council’s didn’t approve primary advise based on medical advise. The commissioner said the council also approved the setting up of a seven -man taskforce to monitor and enforce the compliance of COVID -19 protocols in the various schools.
Also, the state government approved the immediate reopening of restaurants, cinemas, and parks between 6 am and 9 pm daily, the Information and Communications Commissioner, Paulinus Nsirim, stated, however, nightclubs, bars, the Oil Mill market as well as the slaughter market at Oginigba, both in Obio / Akpor Local Government Area of the state remain closed