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ENUGU: Ignore sit-at-home order, govt tells residents 

THE State Government has again called on residents to ignore Monday’s sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra.

The government urged residents to go out and carry out their normal business activities, reiterating its earlier ban on sit-at-home.

The Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Onyia, reiterated that sit-at-home was illegal, adding that Governor Peter Mbah had said any business would refuse to open in the name of observing sit-at-home risked being permanently shut.

“The Enugu State Government wishes to remind the good people and residents of the state that the ban on the illegal Monday sit-at-home order remains effective.

“Given this, civil servants, schools, markets, financial institutions, business premises, and others are hereby directed to resume normal activities on Monday,” the SSG said.

He added that the state government had restated its resolve to apply sanctions against defaulters of its cancellation of the illegal order.

“Markets that fail to open to customers on Monday shall be shut down indefinitely, and shops in the markets that close on Monday shall be sealed and re-allocated to those eager to do business in the state.

“The government extends the same warning of sanctions against schools, financial institutions, shopping malls, department stores, business premises, and others that may defy its directive,” Onyia added.

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