Lagos Ends Ebola Kits Distribution

Ahead of tomorrow’s school resumption in Lagos, the State government says it would conclude the handing over of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, preventive kits to schools today.

Babatunde Fashola, Governor of Lagos state, last month postponed the resumption date earlier scheduled for September 21, following demands from the state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, that they would not resume until all public schools are provided with the approved EVD preventive kits.

Olayinka Oladunjoye, Commissioner for Education in the state said that most of the kits have been distributed to the public schools ahead of their resumption for the 2014/2015 academic session.

“A larger per cent of the Ebola preventive kits have been provided for the schools. At the moment, final detailing is ongoing at the Blueroof, Agidingbi, Ikeja between the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Health, Yewande Adeshina and stakeholders at the primary schools’ level in the state. This is where we are concluding the distribution of the Ebola preventive kits to public schools in the state,” Oladunjoye said.

The commissioner stated that the concluding stage of the distribution exercise, which commenced on Monday, would be finalised today. She further explained that the two days set aside for the final process is to allow the state and the teachers to double check the preventive kits distributed noting that the state government is ready to ensure that the schools are safe for the pupils and their teachers, as they resume a new academic

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