Opposing the directives by the Federal Ministry of Education, and the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, that schools should be closed due to the pandemic COVID-19, some schools in state seem unbothered as normal activities still continues
Aside shunning the closure orders, the Lokoja market day, which takes place every other five days, went on as usual.
The United Evangelical Church (UEC) Nursery and Primary School and the Living Faith Church owned Heritage Model School (KHMS) located in the Lokongoma, Phase 1 area still carried on their usual activities.
It's being reported also that activities in others schools in and around Lokoja, including the St. Delisle College and Bishop Crowther Memorial College, are in full swing.
In an interview with a teacher at the KHMS, she insisted that the school closure order did not include private institutions and that they are yet to get directives from the school authority.
She said, "It is Federal and Unity schools that are affected by the government schools’ closure announcement, and not applicable to private schools. That is our position. No weapon fashioned against us shall prosper.”