Nigeria has lifted its long interstate travel restrictions to be effective from 1st of July, primary schools, tertiary institutions and secondary schools to remain closed until further notice.

The announcement was made on Monday evening by Bashir Ahmed, Personal Assistant on New Media to President Buhari.

"Based on the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 recommendations, the Federal Government has lifted the interstate lockdown with effect from July 1st, 2020. (movement only outside curfew hours)."

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-opening of schools (only for students in graduating classes, that's Primary 6 for primary schools, JSS3 for Junior secondary schools and SSS3 for Senior secondary schools) to allow them prepare for examinations.

"Permission of movement across state borders only outside curfew hours (curfew hours; 10pm 4am) with effect from July 1st, 2020."

Secondary and tertiary schools (public and private) to remain closed, until further announcement by the authorities.

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefed and submitted their recommendations to the President for approval, the next lines of action will be announced tomorrow on Tuesday, SGF Boss Mustapha discloses.

Nigeria first enforced lockdown on 30th of March which lasted for 4 weeks and was eased on the 4th of May with curfew. Interstate travel has been restricted since then, schools and other businesses has been closed until now, The country is now ready for business except for schools.

Publisher: Jerry Frankson