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Sit-at-home is against Igbo Interest- Chimaroke Nnamani

Former Governor of Enugu state, Chimaroke Nnamani has said that the sit-at-home directive instituted by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and observed by residents in South-East states on Mondays, is against Igbo interest.

The senator representing Enugu East in a statement released on Sunday, September 12, said IPOB's directive has negatively affected the economy and livelihood of the people living in the south eastern states.

Nnamani stated that in a struggle for equity and justice in the Nigerian federation, Igbos cannot inadvertently inflict injuries on themselves with the sit-at-home order.

The statement read;

"The Igbo character is defined by hard work, and that the sit-at-home order is antithetical to this trait and a betrayal to Igbo interest.

"Most of our people live on daily income. Think of the market women who depend on daily earnings to feed their families. Think of students writing external examinations being denied access to their venues. How does enslaving our people, denial of means of livelier, add value to our quest for equity and justice?.

"If others reject us, should we also reject ourselves?.

"It stands to reason that this sit-at-home cannot be a way forward. We cannot abandon ourselves.

"In our struggle for equity and justice in the Nigeria Federation, we cannot inadvertently inflict more injuries on ourselves by the sit-at-home order".

The sit-at-home directive was instituted some months ago, as a means of protesting against alleged marginalization of the Igbos in the country and also soliciting for the release of the IPOB's leader, Nnamdi Kanu which is held in custody by the Department of State Services (DSS).

It was also reported that residents in Owerri, the capital of Imo state, remained at home during the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to show that he is not welcomed into the state, as banks, schools, markets and stores were reportedly shut down and the streets were empty.

However, so many persons have reacted to this directive, as they revealed that it has affected the economic growth of the nation.

With Nnamdi Kanu still held in custody and with pressure coming in from different sides, how long do you think this sit-at-home order will last?.

Let's hear from you on the comment section below.

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