by Stanley Azuakola
Holiday has come early for students in Bayelsa State, as the state government announced on Tuesday, the indefinite closure of all schools in the state.
This is in response to the flooding disaster which has hit the state very hard. The move is aimed at curtailing the damaging effects of floods in many parts of the state.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Mackson, the governor said that the decision was taken to “safeguard the lives of children and to keep them away from possible dangers that could arise from the flood.”
Parents and guardians of the students were asked to please accept the decision of the government which was taken in the “interest of Bayelsans.”
“We want to assure you that normal academic activities will resume as soon as the situation is brought under control,” the statement said.