- Support for the IPOB is waning every day as the banned group continues to cause economic disruption in the Southeast
- Igbo leaders have spoken up and condemned the banned group’s move to sabotage the Southeast’s economy
- A former Enugu State Information Minister, Frank Nweke II, has joined in condemnation of IPOB’s action
FCT, Abuja – Frank Nweke II, a former minister of information, has stated that the decision of the indigenous peoples of Biafra ( IPOB) is unwise to shut down the Southeast’s economy with its Monday home-based orders.
Nweke, President of the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association of Nigeria, responded to a question about it the new report by SB Morgen (SBM) Intelligence, which showed that the sit-at-home order was negative e has economic effects on jobs and companies in the Southeast.
“The SBM secret service says the obvious. First of all, the economy is not doing well. We have just gone through the effects of COVID, there is mismanagement, corruption. This economy is currently not optimally positioned.
“Despite recent data from the National Bureau of Statistics suggesting GDP growth of 5% last quarter, you and I know that the reality as a citizen is very different than suspected in these data. That is the fact of the matter.
“Regardless of what these data say, the experiences of citizens in all regions do not match the reported data.
“So it is unfortunate to continue shutting down the economies of the Southeast. It is extremely unwise because those on whose behalf you pretend to act are at the end of your actions.
” There is already hunger in the country The majority of our people are in the lower echelons of society, they live hand to mouth, there are families in this country, unless they go to market every day or work for a day, they are not in the situation, to feed their families.
“So when you say sitting at home, what do you expect from them? How long do you think you can maintain the love and loyalty of such people? We will see. But obviously it’s a government failure. State governments must take full responsibility for failing to cope with this situation. ”
Nnamani Says IPOB’s Sit-at-Home Arrangement is Having an Impact on the Southeast’s Economy
Similarly, a former Enugu State Governor Chimaroke Nnamani has expressed deep concern about the IPOB’s sit-at-home policy.
Nnamani said the order was against the Igbo’s interests, adding that it had negatively impacted the economy and social life in the Southeast.
Legislators said that Igbo character is defined by hard work, noting that the arrangement of sitting at home contradicts that trait and is a betrayal of Igbo interests.
The Imo government goes against banks because they obey the forbidden group
In a similar ent The Imo government recently sealed several banks in the state for putting sit-at-home orders on Monday, September 6th.
The development resulted in hundreds of Bank customers were stranded and could no longer carry out their respective transactions.
Officials of the state government sealed the affected banks with tapes on Tuesday, September 7th, at 7:00 a.m.