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Second wave: NMA warned FG against reopening of schools, says president



Second wave: NMA warned FG against reopening of schools, says president

The President of the Nigerian Medical Association , Prof . Innocent Ujah, said he was seen as someone against the progress of the education sector when he warned against the reopening of schools earlier in the year .
Ujah, at a webinar organised by the Alliance on Surviving COVID – 19 and Beyond, on Wednesday , said the country was not adequately prepared when the schools were reopened .
“ When the government wanted to reopen the schools , I cautioned them and said if the schools must be reopen , there must be necessary preparation to prevent the children from contracting the virus . One parent wrote the Presidential Taskforce on COVID – 19 that I don’ t want people to go to school and that I was being wicked .
“ Now, we all know better; a lot of children who sat for the last WASSCE were infected . Today , some corps members have also been infected . These are some of the things that could have been prevented if sufficient precautions were taken before reopening the schools , ” he said .
The NMA President also lamented the disregard for social distancing by Nigerians, saying this had also contributed to the rising COVID – 19 cases .Social distancing in my opinion has failed . Recall that during the campaign for the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States , everyone was falling over each other.v