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Soludo Dares IPOB, Warns Anambra Workers Not To Obey Sit-At-Home Order



The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo has ordered that no worker should obey the Monday sit-at-home order in the state as they are all expected to turn up at work.

The sit-at-home order given by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) cripples economic activities in the state and other southeast states on Mondays as civil servants, banks, markets, and other public places are closed down.

The group said the order is to call the government’s attention to the injustice of prosecuting its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Though the Biafra group has recently said people should ignore the sit-at-home order as it has lifted the directive, the situation remains largely unchanged with reports of attacks on persons and businesses who go against the directive.

But Soludo in a statement on Friday said all workers including political office holders in Anambra must henceforth, turn up at work or face severe sanctions.

The Governor said only those who have obtained permission to be absent are allowed to stay away from work.

A statement by the Head of Service, Mr Theodora Igwegbe, titled ‘Attendance to work’ reads in part, “Consequently, absence from duty on Monday or any other official workday without approval will be viewed as serious misconduct which will attract appropriate sanctions.”

The statement was copied to the deputy governor, Speaker of the House of Assembly, the chief of staff, all commissioners, all special advisers, permanent secretaries, all heads of ministerial departments for monitoring and compliance.

TrackNews recalls Charles Soludo during his inaugural speech after he was sworn in as the new governor of Anambra State, sent a message to the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and its militia arm, the Eastern Security Network, ESN as he begins his tenure.

He urged IPOB and ESN to work hand-in-hand with his administration to end insecurity plaguing the state.

He questioned the motives of secessionist agitations and wondered if it was time to revisit the purpose of IPOB and ESN.

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