The Peoples Democratic Party PDP has described the one week closure of schools by the Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi- of the All Progressives Congress as ridiculous.
This comes after the governor closed primary and secondary schools for one week as the state was hosting the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) which ended on Saturday.
The PDP said while it was not against celebration of our culture and tradition, the closure of schools was unjustified, particularly by Fayemi who had talking about ‘restoring our values in Ekiti’.
The opposition party, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Raphael Adeyanju, said: “We wonder the benefits of NAFEST in which the only activities that can been seen at the venue is display of wares, including used clothes and shoes, to Ekiti State such that the future of thousands of our children will be put into jeopardy.
“In all these, what we have seen is a clear misplaced priority on the side of a party and government that do not care about the future of Ekiti children and by the power of God, just like all the afflictions of the Israelites, this phase too shall pass next year.”
According to Dipe, no governor could have loved education more than Fayemi, who declared free education in primary and secondary schools and abrogated the levy allegedly imposed on pupils by the immediate past PDP administration.