June 18, 2024

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Governor Mbah Closes Over 100 Shops And Two Banks In Enugu State For Allegedly Violating the Sit-At-Home Order


The Enugu State government, led by Governor Peter Mbah, shut down 106 shops and two banks on Monday for allegedly observing a sit-at-home order issued by Finland-based Simon Ekpa, the self-proclaimed disciple of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.


Officials from the Enugu State Government and the Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA) carried out the exercise.


Remember that Governor Mbah threatened to fine shop owners and banks that followed the illegal sit-at-home order and refused to open for business on Mondays in the state last week?


The threat was given by the governor while he was inspecting people’s compliance with his order prohibiting illegal sit-at-home orders in key markets in Enugu, the capital city.


Governor Mbah stated that traders who continued to heed the directive until July 24 risked losing their businesses to more serious businessmen.


Prof. Chidiebere Onyia, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), who led the exercise on Monday, said the action was in line with the governor’s warning, adding that the governor’s intention was not to punish businesses but to encourage and install the spirit of ‘no sit-at-home in traders.

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