The Nasarawa Government on Wednesday shut down the State University, Keffi, as part of preventive measures against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Abraham Ekpo, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the university, told journalists on Wednesday in Keffi that the closure was to forestall any case of coronavirus infection among students.
“All non-essential services have been closed. The university has been shut down. It is a total shut down,” he said.
Ekpo, however, said that those on essential services can go about their duties.
It should be noted that on March 24, the Nasarawa State Government directed all schools in the state to shut down as a result of the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the country.
On Wednesday, Nigeria confirmed its 46 cases of Coronavirus pandemic as the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed two cases in Osun and Lagos states.
This global outbreak has affected over 300,000 people in over 180 countries across the globe. It has also caused the death of over 11,000 as of Monday, March 23.