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2023 Elections: FG Orders Closures of Varsities for Three Weeks



The FG has ordered the closure of universities across the country ahead of the 2023 elections. The National Universities Commission in a letter addressed to V.C’s & directors of inter-university centres, said all universities are to be closed for three weeks.


Chris Maiyaki, NUC’s deputy executive secretary (administration), said the directive followed an order by Adamu Adamu, the minister of education. Maiyaki said all universities in the country are to be shut from February 22 to March 14 to allow students to participate in the general election.


“As vice-chancellors of all universities and directors/ Chief Executive of inter university centres are quite aware, the 2023 General Elections have been scheduled to hold on Saturday 25 February 2023, for the Presidential & National Assembly, & Saturday 11 March 2023 for Gubernatorial and State Assembly, respectively.


In view of the foregoing & concerns expressed on the security of staff, students.

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