Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has ordered the immediate closure of schools situated within flood-prone areas across the state.
The governor’s directive, which will affect only public primary and secondary schools, is coming on the heels the flood occasioned by torrential rains, which have continued to ravage various parts of the state.
Akeredolu gave the directive on Saturday as a reaction to flooding, caused by days of torrential rainfall, and which is ravaging many communities in the state.
Houses and churches have been flooded for days and many people have been rendered homeless while roads are no longer accessible.
Some of the affected communities include Akungba, Ilaje, Ese-odo.