Nothing Like Sit-at-Home in Ebonyi State, Gov Nwifuru Declares

Governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru has declared that there is nothing like sit-at-home in Ebonyi State.

The Ebonyi state governor disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists shortly after participating in a meeting of Ohaneze Ndigbo with Governors, House of Assembly Speakers, National Assembly Members and other Leaders from the South East zone at Imo State Governor’s Lodge Asokoro, Abuja.

The governor insisted that what played out a week ago in the state was a case of miscreants who attempted to put fear in residents and disrupt businesses.

The governor said:

”I am surprised to hear sit-at-home from you because there is nothing like sitting- at home in Ebonyi. We never for one day observed sit-at-home, and I know you are aware.

”Some people only wanted to know if they can start putting tension on people, and we said no, they don’t have such powers, they can’t do that, and it didn’t happen.”

Meanwhile, the President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo worldwide, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, said the meeting was to bring Igbo leaders together to brainstorm on how to maximize the potential of Ndigbo.

”Igbo land is blessed with abundant natural resources and, if properly harnessed, will benefit the people. We have limestone, which is the major raw material for cement production. Therefore we can establish factories that can supply cement to the whole of Africa.

”Unfortunately, the NIGERCEM cement factory has been moribund because of some unresolved issues. A committee will be set up to liaise with the Governors of Ebonyi and Enugu States to resolve the issues and revive the factory to create employment for the people.”

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