The federal government will disinfect schools across the country as schools plan to reopen.
The Minister of Environment, Mr. Muhammad Mahmood, said this yesterday in Abuja at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force(PTF) on COVID-19.
“Earlier I told you that we have sat with the Ministry of Education and we have the list of all the schools that need to be disinfected before resumption. Well, what we plan to do now is to decontaminate the centres that will be used” he said.
When asked the reason for the delay, the minister made it known that it was intentional, as the team plan to to ensure that the chemicals to be used were effective enough when the schools resume.
“The delay is because it is better to disinfect and decontaminate within a short period of time so that the kids will be going back into these classes when they have been freshly decontaminated”
“This is because the chemicals we use are chemicals that are not long lasting, they have short contact time to do their job. So we will be getting this done before Monday when they (school children) will be back to use these classes.” Mahmood said.