Cross Rivers School Prayers Suspended Because of Boko Haram


The Cross River State government has placed the Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Education Anne Odey, on an indefinite suspension.

Odey had last week released a statement suspending all forms of morning devotion in schools across the country.

The State Security Adviser (SSA) to Governor Ben Ayade, Jude Ngaji, confirmed the development.

“The governor has directed that the permanent secretary be suspended indefinitely while the ban on suspension of devotion has been lifted immediately.

It is true that police got intelligence information that Boko Haram is planning to bomb schools during morning devotions and therefore directed authorities in the Ministry of Education to act fast. But the permanent secretary did not bother to refer to the governor or call for stakeholders’ meeting to that

“So, the governor feels pained that the permanent secretary got such sensitive information without seeking for his advice and went ahead to issue directive suspending morning devotions in schools,” he said.

He added that the governor is a strong believer in God and will not do anything that will prevent people from worshiping God.


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