Governor Willie Obiano, on Monday, led a protest against the continued sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Goldennationblog.com gathered that the state government moved to some streets in Akwa, the state capital to enforce the return to businesses in the state.
On Monday, the governor led members of his executive council in protest and during the protest, he visited some banks and markets at the state capital.
The governor during his visit to Eke Awka market asked shopkeepers to open their shops.
He said, “The state must avoid giving urchins the chance to take over the helm of affairs. I chose to lead from the front to end this fear of molestation, harassment, intimidation.
In compliance with the governor’s action, Goldennationblog.com’s gathered that socioeconomic activities, including transportation, banking, and market activities start up around 1 pm in the region.
The Punch reported that on Sunday, the governor had threatened to seal banks and punish market and motor-park leaders who would dare stay at home on Mondays or any day so declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra.
According to The Punch, the governor directed banks, markets, and motor parks in the state to be in operation on Monday unfailingly.
He said the sit-at-home compliance adversely affected the Gross Domestic Product and the general economy of the state, stating that banks that failed to open on such days would be sealed for a week, adding that if such banks refused to open subsequently, they would be permanently closed.
Also on Sunday while addressing transport leaders at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, Obiano said “I advised the commuters to feel free to ply their usual routes across the state on Monday, whether they ride or drive motorcycles, Keke, shuttle, buses.
“If markets don’t open, I will sack the leadership of the market. If the market and park leaders don’t comply, their leadership will be changed within two weeks.”
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