A Senator and former governor of Enugu, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has condemned the sit- at- home order from the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, across the South- east, stressed IPOB don’ t need to make life difficult for the people of the region.
The lawmaker disclosed this in a statement he issued to newsmen, on Sunday, in Abuja. He urged the IPOB who gave such order to think about the less privileged people and the students writing external examinations.
He further added that the sit- at- home cannot be a way forward because the Igbos cannot continue to inflict more injuries on themselves.
He said, ” Most of our people live on the daily income. Think of the market women who depend on daily earnings to feed their families. Think of students writing external examinations being denied access to the venues.
” How does enslaving our people, denial of means of livelihood, add value to our quest for equity and justice? If others reject us, should we also reject ourselves?
” It stands to reason that this sit- at- home cannot be a way forward. We cannot abandon ourselves.
” In our struggle for equity and justice in the Nigerian federation, we cannot inadvertently inflict more injuries on ourselves by this sit- at- home order. ”
Meanwhile, the former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido on Sunday during a visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that nobody is safe again in this country.
He added that Obasanjo remains committed to work for the progress of Nigeria and to ensure that peace reigns as the insecurity becomes rampant across the 36 States of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
His words, ” How do we remain safe is the biggest problem and challenge now in this country. Nobody is safe again.
‘ Imagine, kidnapping three workers of Baba, a former President of the country? Who is safe again?
” He said, Sule, I will do anything for Nigeria. That is very inspiring. That is why I like him and this reinforces my faith in Nigeria.
” We discussed a number of issues, particularly on Nigeria that he so loved. No matter how down we go, we’ ll rise again. “