COVID-19: FG to disinfect schools nationwide
The Federal Government on Monday announced that it would soon commence the disinfection and decontamination of schools across the country .
Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood , disclosed this at the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID -19 in Abuja .
He said the Federal Ministry of Environment would get the data of schools nationwide from the Federal Ministry of Education .
Mahmood said , “ We are initiating a programme of decontaminating and disinfecting our schools before they open .
“ Because subsequently in the phases ( of reopening the lockdown ) , I believe we will get to that point when we start opening the schools.
“ So , we will be liaising with the Federal Ministry of Education to make sure we have the needed data to carry out the exercise. ”
Although the minister did not state when the exercise would start, he said his ministry had been making efforts to commence the programme .
Mahmood said , “ Today we will like to brief you on our first video conference with our Environmental Health Sanitation desks across the country, the 36 states plus the FCT.
“ Also in attendance was a representative of the World Health Organisation , the purpose of which is to build additional capacity and to reiterate adherence to the guidelines in this response to COVID -19. ”