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With less than 24 hours to the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has warned that state workers who fail to come to work would be sanctioned.
To this end, permanent secretaries and heads of departments and agencies have been tasked with the duty of monitoring compliance to the memo.
According to a memo by the Head of Service of the state, Mr. Harry Udu, the governor called on the state workforce to resume work unfailingly on Wednesday after the May Day holiday.
The memo said: “His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Anambra State has directed that work resumes on Wednesday, 30th May after the Public Holiday on 29th May.
“All Public Servants must, therefore, report to their duty posts on Wednesday and the rest of the week.
“Perm. Secs and Heads of MDAs should monitor and report compliance unfailingly. Pls, circulate to all your staff.”
Similarly The Ebonyi State Government has warned that traders who close their shops to observe the sit-at-home order of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) today, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, would forfeit it forever.
The state Governor, Chief David Umahi, who disclosed this yesterday at the occasion marking this year’s Democracy anniversary and three years of his administration held at the Ngele Oruta Township stadium Abakaliki, noting that such order would not be observed in the state.
“We were terribly marginalized during our days in the old Anambra, Enugu and Abia states and seriously making efforts to find our feet which make us need no distraction.
He noted that any trader that closes shop on the day would forfeit it forever and any protest would be decisively dealt with.
“Ebonyi citizens should go about their businesses peacefully and safely and if the south-east governors say we don’t want IPOB activities, it does not mean that we are happy with the zone’s marginalisation in the country,” he said.
He noted that the way IPOB was pursuing the course was not right and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo took the right action in the comity of Ndigbo sons and daughters.
“We call on the Federal Government (FG) to look into the plight of south-east and address the issue of marginalisation because we believe in one Nigeria and sanctity of human lives.
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