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Sit-at-Home: We Lose Over N10billion Every Monday – Enugu Governor Laments

The Governor of Enugu State, Peter Mbah, has expressed displeasure over the financial loss of N10 billion due to the sit-at-home order enforced by a faction of the Indigenous People of Biafra in the South-East.

Mbah, while speaking in Enugu at a meeting with the Presidents-General (PGs) of all the autonomous communities in the state, said the financial loss is recorded due to economic activities that are prevented from happening every Monday due to the illegal sit-at-home order.

According to him, the perception of insecurity the sit-at-home creates will derail his administration’s plan to move the state’s economy from a public sector-driven economy to a private sector-driven economy.

His words:

“It’s important for us to understand the connection between poverty and this so-called sit-at-home. Each Monday that we sit at home, we lose over N10bn naira from the economic activity that ought to have happened here in our state.

“People who ordinarily would have stayed in a hotel till Monday before they travel will decide against staying beyond Sunday. So, what happens? The revenue the hoteliers would have generated is gone.

“People who would have come into Enugu to participate in one economic activity or the other won’t show up because you say you are sitting at home on Monday.”

Governor Mbah, however, urged the Presidents-General of all the autonomous communities in the state to speak to their people and make them understand that there is no such thing as a sit-at-home on Mondays or any other day.

He told them never to allow unelected persons to issue orders, adding that taking orders from such people would mean that someone was making them inferior without their consent.

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