Governor Soludo Vows To End Sit-At-Home Order In Anambra
The Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo, has vowed to end the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), in the state.
According to him, the trend that has lasted for several months has to completely stop in Anambra by next year because the state has had enough of it.
It was reported that the governor who spoke on Wednesday, during the occasion of the 2022 Public Servants Day vowed to abolish the trend noting that Anambra could no longer afford the loss of 20% of its public life to sit-at-home which is already becoming part of the life of people in the southeast region.
“Eight LGAs were totally taken over at the time we came, they said they were unknown gunmen, no, they are known gunmen born of women and from communities.
“Last week, one madman living in Finland said he was declaring sit-at-home, it was only in Anambra that it was not observed. By the time you return next year, we shall stop sit-at-home.
“We must get back to work, working five days a week, we must take back Anambra from the criminals, we can not build a prosperous Anambra when we work four days, when our children go to school four days, that is a 20 per cent loss in productivity,” he said.
Soludo had during his inauguration in March declared an end to the sit-at-home order earlier declared across the southeast region by IPOB.
Although IPOB later cancelled the sit-at-home, hoodlums suspected of working with Ekpa have been enforcing the sit-at-home order, forcing residents across the southeast states to still observe the order every Monday.
Despite IPOB dissociating itself from the continued enforcement of the order and announcing several times that Ekpa is not its member, Ekpa recently declared a 5-day sit-at-home from December 9 to 13, 2022.
IPOB issued a statement asking people of the region to ignore the order and go about their normal businesses but it turned out bloody as the armed enforcers of the order attacked markets and business areas.
Some people were killed and vehicles were burnt in Enugu, Ebonyi and Imo states.
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