Lagos state govt threatens to shut down Indian school that admits only Indian citizens in Nigeria

The Lagos State Government has threatened that they will shut down the Indian Language school located in Ilupeju in Lagos for admitting only Indian citizens to the school

Citizens of Nigeria called out the school for ‘racially’ excluding Nigerian children from attending the school, asked the Lagos state government to investigate and possibly shut down the school.

This is coming in the wake of the Abuja Chinese supermarket incident which saw the store closed for refusing to allow Nigerians to shop from them.

Officials of the state Ministry of Education have visited the school and the investigation is being carried out to determine the veracity of the report.

We will take the right action against the school if the investigation team finds the school guilty by the end of our investigation then we will shut down the school.

“No school has the right to deny admission to any child, in Lagos.”

“At least 12 schools have been shut in Lagos for various offenses in the year under review. In January 2024 alone four schools were shut for safety infractions and Illegal operations. We usually do not seal during school sessions. We only seal while the schools are on recess so as not to disrupt academic work. And this is done after profiling of the school and approval by the commissioner before we move into operation.” Alli-Balogun said.