Enugu State Government has once again called on residents to ignore the Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB) sit-at-home order scheduled for Monday. The government reiterated its ban on the sit-at-home action and urged citizens to carry on with their normal business activities without fear. Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Onyia, emphasized that the sit-at-home order is illegal, and Governor Peter Mbah had warned that any business refusing to open on that day risked permanent closure.
To enforce compliance, the Enugu State Government restated its commitment to applying sanctions against those who defy the cancellation of the illegal order. Civil servants, schools, markets, financial institutions, and other establishments are directed to resume normal operations on Monday. The government warned that markets failing to open, as well as shops and businesses closing on Monday, would face indefinite closure and reallocation to willing entrepreneurs.
The Enugu State Government’s stern warning extends to schools, financial institutions, shopping malls, department stores, and all business premises that may disregard its directive. The government aims to ensure the smooth functioning of the state and maintain stability amid the calls for sit-at-home protests.