According to report reaching oyogist.com, the Rivers state Government has debunked the circulated rumor of closing down schools in the state.
The state government made this known in a statement issued by the state Commissioner of Education, Prof. Kanye Ebeku, who noted that the report of Governor Wike, closing down schools as a result of the Covid-19 upsurge was false.
The statement reads; “The attention of Rivers Education Ministry has been drawn to a fake news trending on social media that Gov. Nyesom Wike ordered closure of schools for two weeks.
“The ministry hereby categorically states that the news is false and should be treated as false news.
“The news is the handiwork of fraudsters and mischief-makers who derive pleasure in misleading members of the public and causing confusion,” Ebeku stated.