The Peter Mbah-led Enugu State Government, still battling for legitimacy in court, has taken a firm stand against the Monday sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), urging residents to dismiss the directive and continue with their normal daily activities.
The government has warned that it will impose sanctions on civil servants, schools, and markets that observe the illegal order.
Chidiebere Onyia, the Secretary to the State Government, signed a statement that contained the directive. He emphasized that the ban on the Monday sit-at-home order remains in full effect and that all essential services, businesses, and institutions are expected to operate as usual.
Mbah reaffirmed its commitment to taking decisive action against any individuals or entities that defy the cancellation of the unlawful order. Marketplaces that choose to remain closed on Monday will face indefinite closure, while shops within those markets that shut down will be sealed and reallocated to those willing to conduct legitimate business in the state.
The Monday sit-at-home order, which has been a recurring demand from IPOB, has prompted concerns over its impact on the state’s economy and daily life. The government’s firm response comes as it seeks to protect the interests of residents and maintain normalcy in the region.
As the state government takes a strong stance against the order, residents are urged to continue their regular activities without fear of any disruptions. The government’s decision to defy the sit-at-home directive is expected to set the tone for a safe and secure environment conducive to growth and development in Enugu State.
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