Ondo shuts schools over massive flood

Flood sacks 2,000 residents, destroys 300 houses

By Damisi Ojo, Akure

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Saturday directed public Primary and Secondary Schools submerged in the floods to proceed on three- week holiday beginning from Monday.

The emergency holiday was declared as a result of the flash floods that affect most flood-prone communities especially riverine areas of the state.

This development would forestall possible attendant incidents that may likely affect lives of vulnerable pupils in those areas as a result of the floods.

It is also aimed at protecting valuables from avoidable destruction.

A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, urged Head Teachers and Principals to enforce the directive and ensure that all perishable educational materials are evacuated

Author: Oamen Eromosele

Source: https://thenationonlineng.net/ondo-shuts-schools-over-massive-flood/



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