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COVID-19: Gov. Emmanuel lifts ban on burials, marriages, schools to remain closed



The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has lifted the ban placed on burials and marriages in the state.

The Governor who stated this during a broadcast on Thursday night said, it was not in a hurry to reopen schools in the state.

According to Emmanuel, just because other states are reopening school doesn’t mean that his state will rush to reopen schools adding that the State Executive Council would meet soon to review the reopening of schools.

He said: “Akwa Ibom will not copy anybody and rush to reopen schools. This is not the time to copy anybody, you must localise your own situation.

“If after our assessment we see that we cannot open our schools the same time as others, we will keep the schools closed.

“We will allow people to bury their loved ones because mortuaries are getting fuller. Also, we will allow weddings effective Saturday, July 4.

“I know how we celebrate burials, but please let’s look at the situation at hand that we are trying to manage.

“The primary aim of every single guideline rolled out by the government is to protect lives. Please follow the guidelines.”

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession, He is a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, He enjoys hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.