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‘Your safety is guaranteed’— Peter Mba asks Enugu residents to shun sit-at-home

BY Jemilat Nasiru


The Enugu state government has asked schools and businesses to quit observing the Monday sit-at-home directive issued by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). 

Peter Mbah, the state governor, issued the order in a public service announcement on Saturday.

The directive is sequel to his annulment of  Monday sit-at-home in the state, effective from June 6.

The governor asked residents to go about their activities without fear, assuring them that “adequate security measures have been taken to guarantee their safety”.


He also added that a task force will be deployed to monitor compliance.

“This is to inform all schools, markets, retail outlets, hospitals, transporters, malls and the general members of the public that, in view of the recent ban/cancellation of Mondays’ sit-at-home by the government of Enugu state, in all nooks and crannies of the state, they have been directed to go about their normal businesses and activities every day of the week, including Mondays,” the statement reads.

“The above-mentioned bodies and others alike are required to comply with the directive as adequate security measures have been taken to guarantee their safety.


“Members of the government’s task force will be moving around to monitor compliance. Let’s build a peaceful, secure, and prosperous Enugu State together.”

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