Enugu State Government Issues Warning on Sit-at-Home Order
The Enugu State Government has expressed its concerns over the sit-at-home order enforced by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its impact on schools and markets. In response, the government has issued a stern warning, stating that if schools and markets continue to observe the sit-at-home order, they may face temporary closure.
The sit-at-home order, which has been intermittently enforced in the region, has resulted in disruptions to economic activities and the educational system. The government believes that prolonged closures of schools and markets could have long-lasting negative consequences for the state’s development and the well-being of its citizens.
While acknowledging the right to peaceful protest, the government emphasized that it cannot condone actions that negatively impact the economy and disrupt the education of children. The government urged IPOB and its supporters to find alternative means of expressing their grievances that do not hamper the livelihoods of the people and the progress of the state.
In the interest of fostering a conducive environment for learning and economic growth, the Enugu State Government has called for dialogue and peaceful resolution of grievances. It has invited stakeholders, including IPOB representatives, to engage in constructive discussions aimed at finding common ground and ensuring the continued functioning of schools and markets.
The government remains committed to maintaining law and order while safeguarding the rights and welfare of all residents. It encourages citizens to abide by the rule of law and engage in peaceful activities that promote harmony and development.
As the situation unfolds, the Enugu State Government will continue to closely monitor the adherence to the sit-at-home order and take necessary actions to protect the interests of its citizens. It is hoped that through dialogue and understanding, a resolution can be reached that upholds the principles of peaceful coexistence and progress for all.