By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia
The Nasarawa State Government has said that it has fumigated 179 secondary schools and 1,408 public schools across the state ahead of reopening of schools.
The General Manager of Nasarawa State Environmental Protection Agency (NASEPA) Mr Iliyasu Yusuf Adeka said that the exercise was part of the measures put in place by the administration of Governor Abdullahi Sule to combat termites and reptiles before students and pupils resume after months of closure.
The General Manager said the chemicals (pesticides and herbicides) that are being applied would be environmentally-friendly and not harmful to human beings and that will also guarantee the safety of the children in their schools
The General Manager who was together with the Director of Climate Change of the Ministry for Environment and Natural Resources, Mrs Atinuke Chammang, visited schools in Obi, Aloshi, Adobu, Agwatashi, Keana and Awe to ensure smooth running of the exercise.
The schools are expected to reopen for students on the 5th of this month after closure of schools for some months ago due to the outbreak of CoronaVirus pandemic.