By Dave Okpogadie, Asaba
Delta State commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has said public and private primary and secondary schools in the state will remain closed till May 30, 2020 as directed by the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.
Chief Ukah stated this while reacting to an online publication trending on the social media that he held a meeting where it was agreed that schools would reopen in the state on Monday, May 4, 2020.
The commissioner said he did not hold any meeting or authorize the holding of any meeting on reopening of schools in the state.
He advised members of the public to disregard such information restating that schools would remain closed in the state till May 30, 2020 as directed by the governor.
Chief Ukah cautioned mischief makers to stay clear from the activities of the ministry and disclosed that relevant authorities were closing up on the source of the fake news who, would be dealt with appropriately to serve as a deterrent to others.