The Federal Government of Nigeria has issued an order for the closure of all polytechnics in the country in preparation for the upcoming elections, All Nigeria Latest News reports.

This development follows the directive from the National Universities Commission (NUC), which mandated the closure of all universities for the period leading up to and after the elections.

All Nigeria Latest News reports that The directive to close the polytechnics was issued by Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, in a letter signed by I.O Folorunsho on February 10.

The letter, obtained by All Nigeria Latest News on Monday, was addressed to Idris Bugaje, the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).

The letter said the directive should be conveyed to rectors and provosts of all polytechnics.

It added that academic activities would be stopped between February 22 and March 14.

“In view of concerns expressed on the security of staff, students, and properties of our respective institutions, the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, has, following extensive consultations with the relevant security agencies, directed that all polytechnics be shut down,” the letter reads.

“And academic activities will be suspended between Wednesday, Feb.22 and Tues. March 14, 2023.”

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