Enugu Govt Seals Shops Observing IPOB Sit-At-Home Order

The Enugu State Government on Monday sealed shops in major markets across the state that refused to do business in observance of the sit-at-home order of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

This comes after last week’s warning by Governor Peter Mbah that businesses in the state should open for business or risk being sealed.

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It was gathered that the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Chidiebere Onyia had issued a statement on Saturday, reminded residents and business concerns in the state that the ban on the illegal Monday sit-at-home order remains effective.

He said, “Given this, civil servants, schools, markets, financial institutions, business premises, and others, are hereby directed to resume normal activities on Monday.

“Government restates its resolve to apply sanctions against defaulters of its cancellation of the illegal Monday sit-at-home order in the state.

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“Markets that fail to open to customers on Monday shall be shut down indefinitely. Shops in the markets that close on Monday shall be sealed and re-allocated to those eager to do business in the state. Government extends the same warning of sanctions against schools, financial institutions, shopping malls, department stores, business premises, and others that may defy its directive.”

Meanwhile, Chidiebere was seeing on Monday, leading the team from the Enugu State Capital Territory Development Authority, noted that the operation was aimed at demonstrating seriousness on the part of the government.

He added that it was to support those that showed their willingness to comply with the government directives.