The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Uwajiuba says the ministry now has adequate information to make decision on school reopening, but noted that the decision would have to be presented to the Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19 for consideration.

The Minister who announced this at the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja said there is sufficient information, considering the reopening of schools, adding that until such decision is presented to the PTF, the decision for the closure of school remained intact.

He also refuted reports that a statement credited to him that Coronavirus was a sham, remained in the figment of the reporters’ imagination.

He added   that part of what he said was the reason the children were kept at home, saying “the children are kept at home because authorities may not know who is infected”.

It was reported that a national newspaper reported on its bold headline few days ago that the minister while answering questions at the National Assembly said that Coronavirus is a hoax.

It also alleged in the newspaper that the Minister said he had not met a Coronavirus patient despite the noise about the virus.