The Kano State Government has directed that all schools, private and public in the state be shut down.
The directive was in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Health, Sanusi Kiri on Tuesday evening.
“Parents whose children are in boarding schools are to also arrange and convey their children/ wards back home from tomorrow, Wednesday, 16th December 2020.
“All inconveniences are regretted,” Kiri said.
No reason was given for the shutdown but it may not be unconnected with the rise in COVID-19 cases or the insecurity in the country.
Last weekend, over 300 schoolboys were abducted by gunmen in Kankara, Katsina State.
Also, Nigeria has recorded 74,123 cases of COVID-19. While 66,494 patients have been discharged, 1,200 people have died.
In Kano, 1,913 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded.
The state has the ninth highest number of cases in Nigeria after Lagos; Federal Capital Territory; Kaduna; Plateau; Oyo; Rivers; Edo and Ogun.