The Federal Government has directed all universities across the country to shut down their respective Institutions from Wednesday, 22nd February, 2023 to Tuesday, 14th March, 2023, for the forthcoming elections, scheduled for February 25th.

This is contained in a circular directed to all Vice Chancellors and directors of inter-university centres, dated 3rd February and signed by the Deputy Executive Secretary Administration, for the Executive Secretary, Dr Chris J. Maiyaki, with a directive from the Hon. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

The circular reads:

Screenshot of the circular

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 and National Assembly, and Saturday 11 March 2023 for Gubernatorial and State Assembly, respectively,” the statement reads.
In view of the foregoing and concerns expressed on the security of staff, students and properties of our respective institutions, the Honourable Minister of Education, Mal. Adamu Adamu has, following extensive consultations with the relevant security agencies, directed that all Universities and Inter-University Centres be shut down and academic activities be suspended between 22nd February and 14th March, 2023.
Consequently, Vice-Chancellors, as well as Directors/Chief Executives of inter-university centres, are by this Circular requested to shut down their respective Institutions from Wednesday 22 February 2023 to Tuesday 14 March 2023.

Please, accept the renewed assurances of the Executive Secretary’s highest regards for our understanding and unwavering cooperation.”

This is coming in to enable students carry out their civic duties as Nigerian citizens.

Story: Christy Dung