The Federal Government has ordered the closure of all universities and inter-university centres across the country between February 22 and March 14 over security concerns.

Acting on the directive of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, the National Universities Commission (NUC), in a circular to all Vice-Chancellors of all universities and directors/chief executive of inter-university centres, urged all the universities to vacate during the election period.

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The circular, dated February 3 was signed by the Deputy Executive Secretary, Administration, NUC, Mr Chris Maiyaki.

It was confirmed by the acting Director, Public Affairs of NUC, Lawal Ajo through a telephone conversation, saying the circular emanated from the Commission.“Though I’m away, and have not seen the letter, I have called to confirm from the office that it is true,” Ajo said.