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Schools in Ibadan reopen after EndSARS protests

Oyo has directed schools in Ibadan to resume normal academic activities from Monday.

Governor Seyi Makinde gave the directive through the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, on Sunday.

He said the new directive followed review of the situation in Ibadan metropolis, expressing appreciation to youths who have been cooperating with security operatives to maintain peace.

The statement reads in part: “His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde directed the closure of schools in Ibadan metropolis on Tuesday, 20th of October, in the wake of #Endsars protests that rocked the state.

“His Excellency had in a message to the people of Oyo State stated that the situation will be reviewed on Friday 23rd October 2020.

“Following a review of the situation as earlier promised, the state government is happy to observe that normalcy has returned to the state in the aftermath of the protests.

“His Excellency, the Governor appreciates the youths who have been cooperating with security operatives to maintain peace, while assuring them that their demands are being addressed.”

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