Oyo: Makinde reopens Ibadan schools

Ibadan schools can reopen from today, the Oyo State Government has directed.

Governor Seyi Makinde shut the schools last week after thugs attacked peaceful protesters and sent the state into a series of arson, looting and other crimes.

Makinde, unlike several Nigerian governors, told those protesting against police brutality to keep doing so peacefully while he dealt with the thugs.

Education commissioner Olasunkanmi Olaleye said the embargo on academic activities has now been lifted.

“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,” Olaleye said in a statement on Sunday.

“The governor appreciates the youth who have been cooperating with security operatives to maintain peace, while assuring them that their demands are being addressed.”

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