Graduating students in primary, junior secondary and senior secondary schools are to resume classes following the directive of Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 during its press briefing today 29/06/2020. In another directive delivered during the same briefing, the Federal Government announced an extension of the ease of lockdown till the 29th of July 2020.

Speaking at the briefing, the National Co-ordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, said the extension of the eased lockdown however comes with some modifications one of which is lifting the ban on interstate travel with effect from July 1st, 2020. He said interstate travel must only be done outside the national curfew hours which is between 10pm and 4am. He said anyone without a facemask will not be allowed into any motor park and that commercial buses will only be allowed to operate on 50% capacity.

For interstate travels, movement across state borders will be allowed only outside curfew times effective from the 1st of July” he said

With regards to Education, Aliyu said schools will reopen nationwide only for graduating classes which are Primary Six, JS3, and SS3. He added that all primary and daycare centers remain closed until further evaluation. Secondary and Tertiary Schools to remain closed.

Aliyu said there will be safe reopening of airports for domestic flights as soon as practicable.

“The Aviation industry is allowed to resume domestic operations as soon as practicable in line with existing international and local guidelines on COVID19” he said


Sani added Gyms, Bars, Event center and night clubs, Cinemas and other recreational centers are to remain closed until further evaluation.