By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – Based on the decision of Governors of the North-West States after a meeting in Kaduna on Wednesday, a directive that all schools in the zone be closed for 30 days effective Monday, March 23, 2020, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), North West zone and Kaduna Council, have postponed the planned Round-table and Zonal meeting scheduled to hold on Saturday, 21st March, 2020.
The decision by the Union to postpone the event is in solidarity with the Governors and other relevant authorities on precautionary measures against Coronavirus pandemic.
A statement by the Zonal Vice President, Yusuf Idris and Chairman of Kaduna State Council, Adamu Yusuf, said everybody should support the government in its quest to prevent escalation of the deadly disease in Nigeria.
The statement said the Round-table and Zonal meeting would hold at a later date.
It thanked the resource persons who already have planned to attend the event, describing them as patriots who have the interest of developing the society.