Ogun: Gov Abiodun stops payment of N25,000 COVID-19 test fee - THE NEW DAWN ONLINE

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Monday, August 03, 2020

Ogun: Gov Abiodun stops payment of N25,000 COVID-19 test fee


The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun appears to have bowed to pressure as he stopped the the payment of N25,000 by students of private boarding schools for COVID-19 and malaria tests.

Abiodun came under heavy criticisms parents of SS3 students in private boarding schools were made to realise on Sunday that they must pay a sum of N25,000 to get their children tested. 

On Monday evening, the governor said, “After reviewing these developments, I have today immediately directed that the Government Laboratories carry out test for all returning SS3 boarding students at no cost. 

“I have also directed that all those who have paid for tests be refunded."

A statement personally signed by Gov Abiodun reads:
“In line with the Federal Ministry of Education recommendation and WASSCE timetable, we decided to open our schools on the 4th August 2020 for SS3 students only. We put in place guidelines that would ensure that our students resume in a safe environment.

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