In order to put an end to the weekly sit- at- home order observed by the people of the Southeast every Monday, the Anambra State government, led by Governor Obiano, has issued an order prohibiting the continuation of the sit- at- home order, which has already been retracted by the proscribed IPOB group.
Governor Obiano stated in a recent statement that that anyone who fails to comply with the order will face the wrath of the law, as marketplaces, transportation firms, and institutions such as banks and hospitals must now resume normal operations on Mondays.
Following that, the governor took two decisive steps to ensure that fear of intimidation, which is the main reason why people in the Southeast are still sitting at home, is eradicated, and the purpose of this essay is to highlight those strict measures implemented by Governor Obiano.
- He Promised Adequate Security Measures
In his statement, the governor stated that he has already held critical meetings with relevant security agencies in the state, insuring the safety of Anambra citizens who want to go about their daily lives without fear of being intimidated.
- A Productive Discussion With Adequate Stakeholders In The State
In order to ensure the efficacy of the new initiative, Governor Obiano had already met with bank executives, market leaders, and transport unions in the state, according to the newspaper.
So, you see, the governor didn’ t just order people to go about their business fearful of intimidation; he had already enlisted the help of the appropriate stakeholders to carry out the order and safeguard the state’ s innocent citizens.
Obey IPOB Sit- At- Home, Face Govt’ s Wrath– Gov Obiano Orders Banks, Anambra Residents
Willie Obiano, the governor of Anambra State, urged on Saturday against following the Indigenous People of Biafra’ s (IPOB) Monday sit- at- home order.
From Monday, Obiano ordered banks, traders, and transporters to resume full and uninterrupted economic operations.
The governor stated that his decision was based on conversations with security agents and other state stakeholders.
Don Adinuba, the state commissioner for information and public enlightenment, issued a statement containing his directive.
” All markets, as well as motor parks and commercial vehicles, will henceforth operate fully every Monday and any other weekday, except any day proclaimed work- free by the proper authorities, ” the statement reads in part.
” Before Governor Willie Obiano led a meeting yesterday between heads of security agencies and bank executives in the state, including those from the Central Bank of Nigeria’ s Awka branch, he had personally held frank and rewarding discussions with a wide range of leaders of the Anambra State’ s transport union and market association on why they had been shutting down for the past five weeks.
How Dangerous Is The Sit- At- Home Order To Southeast And Her Economy
Igbos believe that shutting down the South East region as ordered by IPOB will cause further problems for people who are already facing a lot of difficulties, and they are pushing IPOB to choose a different strategy that will not be as harmful to the Igbos as the battle continues.
Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, the former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, has advised the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to drop its request for a weekly lockdown in the South East.
He claims that the influence on Igbo is negative. Nwodo, who recalled the severe economic hardships Nigerians faced as a result of the COVID- 19 lockdown, despite government palliative measures, said it would be unfair to the people of the South East to lock down the zone every Monday, even as he stated that Igbo are hardworking and will be relieved to see Nnamdi Kanu released.
People who fend for themselves through everyday handwork, he claims, would be negatively affected by IPOB’ s decision, which will further damage the zone’ s economy.
Enachioken, who strongly condemned the Federal Government’ s heavy- handedness in dealing with the country’ s pro- self- determination agitations, however, stated that shutting down the entire South East every Monday would not be in the region’ s economic interests, which has already been subjected to long- term exclusion.
How IPOB Sit- at- home Protest Will Cost Nigeria Over 200 Billion Naira In 24 Hrs
In commerce, trade, manufacturing, taxes, levies, IGR, transactions, and other areas, the IPOB sit- at- home protest will cost Nigeria about 200 billion naira in 12 hours. Some people, for example, are meant to clear some containerized items from China at the Lagos port, resulting in over 5 million naira in unpaid duties.
Consider the thousands and millions of IPOB members who are unable to transact because they are at home. Nnewi, Owerri, Nkpor, Awka, Awkuzu, Asaba, Port Harcourt, Uyo, and Calabar’ s main markets are all closed and deserted. In fact, Port Harcourt is a closed cemetery! Banks are also closed; normally, banks record about 50 billion naira in daily transactions in all of Biafraland; today, that number is zero.
To be honest, no one expected this sit- at- home to be so serious, yet it turned out to be a huge success. IPOB has figured out a means to make this country immobile.