FG shuts down FGC Kwali over security breach


BY MUHAMMAD M. ALI, JULY 25, 2022 | 03:29 PM

The Federal Government of Nigeria has ordered the immediate closure of the Federal Government College, Kwali, in the federal capital territory (FCT).   

The closure is following a security breach in communities around the school.  

Ben Goong, director of press and public relations in the ministry of education who disclosed this in a statement on Monday said the directive came from Mallam Adamu Adamu, minister of education.  

According Goong, the minister said security should be beefed up in all the unity schools in the country.  

‘The Federal Ministry of Education has ordered the immediate closure of one of its colleges, the Federal Government College Kwali, located in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.  

‘Education Minister, Adamu Adamu who gave the directive in the early hours of this morning said the closure became necessary following a security breach on Sheda and Lambata Villages, suburbs of Kwali Area Council which also threatened FGC Kwali.  

‘According to the Minister, the timely intervention of security Agencies saved the situation. Adamu Adamu also directed that arrangements should be made for final year students to conclude their NECO examinations.

  ‘The Minister has also directed Principals of Unity Colleges across the country to liaise with security Agencies within their jurisdictions in order to forestall any security breach in our schools,’ Goong said.  

Three weeks ago, YERWA EXPRESS NEWS has reported how Kuje correctional facility in Abuja was attacked by gunmen which led to the escape of hundreds of inmates, including suspected Boko Haram members.

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