Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State in an interaction with journalists described the sit-at-home issued by the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) as evil as it didn’t take into consideration the interests of the South East it claimed to be fighting for.
Dave Umahi while reacting to the development, said “We must rise to say no to this evil plan to destroy our economy and destroy our people”
He threatened to sack civil servants who failed to turn up for work and also ensure that shop owners lose their rights of occupancy for failing to open for business.
“People pretend not to come to work in the name of sit-at-home. Those who say sit-at-home have denounced the exercise, but people also take refuge in that excuse.
I have directed that any civil servant who fails to come to work, it’s automatic dismissal; any site that is not working, the workers are to be dismissed and any shop that is not open, the owners will lose the right occupancy of such stores.