The Governor of Ondo State,
Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has declared a three-week public holiday for public Primary and Secondary Schools submerged in the floods starting from Monday.
He declared the emergency holiday on Saturday as a result of the flash floods that affect most flood-prone communities especially riverine areas of the state.
The state government made the move to forestall possible attendant incidents that may likely affect lives of vulnerable pupils in those areas as a result of the floods.
It is also aimed at protecting valuables from avoidable destruction.
The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, in a statement, urged Head Teachers and Principals to enforce the directive and ensure that all perishable educational materials are evacuated.