IPOB sit-at-home: Gov Umahi threatens to sack absentee civil servants
Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi has ordered the immediate confiscation of shops owned by traders in the state who will not open up for businesses on Monday in obedience to the sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
It will be Recalled that many residents in the south-East have been observing the sit-at-home order called by the Indigenous People of Biafra every Monday since August 9.
Despite its suspension, residents were still observed the order out of fear.
The Governor also said that any civil servant that failed to report to work today, Monday, will not be paid and will be sacked.
Umahi made this known while addressing members of the All Progressive Congress, APC, stakeholders emergency meeting that took place at Abakaliki.
According to him, “Any trader that does not open up their shops for businesses will be taken over by the government. South east region is gradually being destroyed by IPOB sit-at-home. We have to fight it. We have to say no to that.
In his words…
The other Monday, not this immediate past one, many civil servants did not go to work. We decided not to pay them, but the spirit of God prevailed and we paid them. But anybody who fails to go to work tomorrow (Monday) will definitely cease to be a civil servant. The security agencies must take note of this.”
“You have to listen to me. A lot of federal agencies have placed Ebonyi state on red alert. I Give you an example, it took me going to Abuja to convince the aviation industry to do some approval to our airport.
“Southeast is under red alert as a result of IPOB sit-at-home and it is out of foolishness