I’ll end sit-at-home in Anambra – Soludo

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The Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo, has vowed to put an end to the sit-at-home usually enforced on Mondays by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

According to him, Anambra cannot afford to lose its public life because of sit-at-home which is now becoming a regular routine.

Soludo made the pronouncement during the 2022 Public Servants Day in the state.

“Last week, one madman living in Finland said he was declaring sit-at-home, it was only in Anambra that it was not observed. By the time you return next year, we shall stop sit-at-home.

“We must get back to work, working five days a week, we must take back Anambra from the criminals, we can not build a prosperous Anambra when we work four days, when our children go to school four days, that is a 20 per cent loss in productivity,” he said.

Genesis of sit-at-home

The sit-at-home is currently being enforced by Simon Ekpa whom the IPOB organisation has dissociated itself from.

The sit-at-home orders started as a form of protest against the continued detention of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who is facing charges bordering on terrorism and treasonable felony.

However, some elements seem to have high-jacked the struggle as they force residents of the South-East to stay at home on Mondays, even when IPOB announced an end to the protest.

The recent was a five-day sit-at-home order issued by Ekpa who is believed to be living in Finland.

During the period, they were reports of attacks on residents who defied the order to go about their normal activities.

One of those who got killed during the period is the brother of Nollywood actor, Osita Iheme.

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