Work, Business, Schooling Continue Friday, Enugu Govt Insists

By Tony Adibe

The Enugu State Government wishes to remind citizens and residents of the state that work, business, schooling, and other legitimate endeavours will continue tomorrow being Friday, July 7, 2023.

NewsBits reports that this is contrary to the rumoured Sit-At-Home   issued by a faction of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by the Finland-based Simon Ekpa, who ordered that the residents and people in the southeast zone of Nigeria should remain indoor from Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Monday, 10th July 2023.

However, the government has, in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Chidiebere Onyia on Thursday,  directed offices, schools, business premises, markets, including Ogbete Main Market, among others, to open for business.

Onyia emphasised that failure to comply with this directive “will be deemed as willful undermining of government’s policy and efforts to restore full working days, productivity, and entrepreneurship in the state, and will as such be met with appropriate sanctions.”

 The SSG said that government has urged members of the public to “disregard any scaremongers and go about their businesses”, as security measures are fully in place to continue to enforce law and order and safeguard lives and property.

Prof Onyia further stated: “It is noteworthy that many enemies of Enugu State and Igbo land, the hoodlums, anarchists, and criminal elements, who hide under freedom agitation to perpetrate destruction, violent crimes, as well as those who engage in scaremongering through fake videos and images, have been tracked down, apprehended and are being brought to book.

“We are winning the war and therefore call on Ndi Enugu to volunteer information to the authorities on any suspicious person and movement as well as those who use the social media to spread rumours and instigate panic among the members of the public.”

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