Sit-at-home: Ohanaeze backs Enugu govt’s order on ban

In its bid to help end the sit-at-home in Enugu state, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has thrown its weight behind the efforts of the Enugu State Government to end the sit-at-home menace effective Monday 5th June.

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has thrown its weight behind the efforts of the Enugu State Government to end the sit-at-home menace in the s effective Monday 5th June.

This is coming after the directive by the Enugu State Government to all government parastatals, businesses, and educational institutions to resume activities across the State today, Monday, June 5, 2023.

In a statement made available to journalists Sunday night, the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, condemned the attempts by people it described as infiltrators into the Biafra agitation to destroy Igbo land.

The statement reads: “Now that the Governor of Enugu State has again made an appeal for the sit-at-home to end, in the collective interest of the people, our passionate appeal to all the agitators, the IPOB, the MASSOB, the Author Pilot, the Zionists and a host of others, is that they should sheath their sword and allow normalcy to return.

“We cannot continue to allow that which has gravely hurt and destroyed Igbo lives, economy, and image to fester. This is certainly not what Biafra stands for.

“We have been making demands for the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and it will not end; we are not going to relent until the federal government does the needful. But we should not destroy our land in the process.

“All the leaderships of the various Biafra agitators should, therefore, align themselves with the decision of the Government of Enugu State; they should not maintain grave silence, but appeal to their followers not to do anything that would further put the lives of our people in jeopardy.

“The Governor’s statement is clearly an appeal and all lovers of Igbo land should see reasons with him.

“This will further prove that the government is pro-masses and is committed to the welfare and safety of the people,” Okwu declared.

(Punch)