Our state will not observe IPOB sit-at-home order — Ebonyi govt

August 7, 2021
14 Views

Ebonyi State government under the leadership of Governor David Umahi has called on her citizens to go about their normal businesses on Monday.

Umahi stated this at the weekend following the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) declaration that  Monday is a sit-at-home in south east will be observed to protest the detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu by the federal government.

According to him, all schools, markets, commercial banks and offices in the state will open on Monday without hitches. He added that it was inconsequential to draw the state backward as it was doing everything possible to develop the state across all sectors.

This was contained in a statement signed by Special Assistant to Governor Dave Umahi on Media, Francis Nwaze.

“Ebonyi State Government is presently doing everything possible to develop the state across all sectors – education, security, health, agriculture, human capital development, infrastructure, and so on, it is inconsequential to draw the state backward through temporary deactivation of her economic activities in the guise of a sit-at-home order. 

“To this end, the Governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, wishes to inform the general public that Monday, August 9, 2021, is a working day, just like every other working day in the state. Markets, banks, schools, etc will operate normally. 

“Consequent upon this, the general public is urged to feel free to go about their lawful businesses in consonance with COVID-19 protocol and the Executive Order of the Governor on social gathering without any fear of intimidation or molestation, both on the said date and thereafter.

“The youths and members of the public are seriously advised to desist from engaging in any activities that are capable of breaking down of law as it resultant effect is dwindling of the economy of the state.

“To this end, Security Agencies in the state are by this announcement directed to maintain law and order and ensure that all law-abiding citizens go about their duties unmolested,” the statement said.

YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THESE HEADLINES FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

We Have Not Had Water Supply In Months ― Abeokuta Residents

In spite of the huge investment in the water sector by the government and international organisations, water scarcity has grown to become a perennial nightmare for residents of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. This report x-rays the lives and experiences of residents in getting clean, potable and affordable water amidst the surge of COVID-19 cases in the state…

Selfies, video calls and Chinese documentaries: The things you’ll meet onboard Lagos-Ibadan train

The Lagos-Ibadan railway was inaugurated recently for a full paid operation by the Nigerian Railway Corporation after about a year of free test-run. Our reporter joined the train to and fro Lagos from Ibadan and tells his experience in this report…

[ICYMI] Lekki Shootings: Why We Lied About Our Presence — General Taiwo

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the killings at Lekki Toll Gate, on Saturday resumed viewing of the 24hrs footage of the October 20, 2020 shooting of #EndSARS protesters by personnel of the Nigerian Army…

ICYMI: How We Carried Out The 1993 Nigerian Airways Hijack —Ogunderu

On Monday, October 25, 1993, in the heat of June 12 annulment agitations, four Nigerian youngsters, Richard Ajibola Ogunderu, Kabir Adenuga, Benneth Oluwadaisi and Kenny Razak-Lawal, did the unthinkable! They hijacked an Abuja-bound aircraft, the Nigerian Airways airbus A310, and diverted it to Niger Republic. How did they so it? Excerpts…

ICYMI: What North Will Not Accept About 2023 Presidency —Prof Mahuta, UDU Don And Kebbi Dev Foundation Chairman

Sahabi Danladi Mahuta, a community mobiliser and APC chieftain. Mahuta spoke to select journalists at the sidelines of an Islamic conference in Abuja recently. Excerpts…

You may be interested

News
1 views

Kidnappers attack two policemen, community youth in Bayelsa 

admin - September 18, 2021

Kidnappers attack two policemen, community youth in Bayelsa  Posted by News Express | 18 September 2021 | 191 times By…

Tension as 10 dogs devour baby in Anambra 
News
2 views
News
2 views

Tension as 10 dogs devour baby in Anambra 

admin - September 18, 2021

Tension as 10 dogs devour baby in Anambra  Posted by News Express | 18 September 2021 | 399 times Alsatian…

    One person has been allegedly killed by kidnappers in Kaugama Local Government Area of…
News
1 views
News
1 views

    One person has been allegedly killed by kidnappers in Kaugama Local Government Area of…

admin - September 18, 2021

Kidnappers open fire, kill ransom bearer after collecting ransom  Posted by News Express | 18 September 2021 | 739 times…

Leave a Comment