Dec 9, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Sit-at-Home: Complaints Galore As Small Businesses Suffer Heavy Losses in Southeast

  • For the past three months, most of the residents of the southeastern region of the country have stayed indoors
  • A sit-at-home ordinance has been put in place announced and enforced by IPOB has now taken on a life of its own after being kidnapped by thugs
  • There are now many complaints in the region as small business owners groan under very tough economic conditions < / strong>

Onitsha – Since July, the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB), who advocate secession, have had Sit -at-home guidelines for people throughout the southeast region.

The restrictions were imposed after the repatriation of the group’s leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, from Kenya = “align-left “> Many residents of the region told Al Jazeera that the closings are now having a serious economic impact on them.

Im Au gust claimed IPOB canceled the sit-at-home orders, but many are still following for fear of retaliation from thugs who apparently hijacked the lock

small business owners complain of sit-at- Home Promotions

Newman Nwankwo, a 34-year-old businessman who runs a small POS chain stores in Onitsha, said:

“Onitsha is strong depending on its market activity, everyone loses money every Monday, from the government to tomato sellers. “

A small business owner in Enugu said the home order stay, possibly due to legitimate complaints with the Nigerian federal government, but ultimately harming the wrong people.

He said

“It’s all self-inflicted pain. I don’t know how sustainable that is because it has created too much uncertainty. There are legitimate complaints that we all have in Nigeria today, but these do not affect the people you have complaints with. “

Traders continue to sit at home for fear of reprisals

The Sun reports that despite the call by Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the state governments to stop the sit-at-home on Monday, traders and residents of the big cities in the southeast have important markets, schools and banks and other business premises to defy order.

However, according to the report, there were skeletal services in some areas of the region.

Recall that traditional and religious leaders from the Southeast recently thanked IPOB for repeating their Monday home-based orders in the area.

spokesman for the Leader; Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, His Grace, Reverend Anthony Obinna, His Grace Chibuzo Okpoko, among others, praised IPOB for listening to their appeal to cancel the arrangement of sitting at home.

However, they stated that the difficulties of the lawyers of the IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu before the Federal Court of Justice should be addressed immediately by the federal government.

Ms. Mbaka talks about sit-at-home actions in the Southeast

Likewise, the spiritual director of the Enugu, Nigeria Ministry of Worship, Rev. Ejike Mbaka has IPOB speaking for the cancellation of the sit-at -Home on Monday in the southeastern region.

According to the popular Catholic priest, the weekly exercise became a problem rather than a solution.

The priest also warned the federal government not to allow anything to happen to IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is in the custody of the Department of State Services. If something unpleasant happened to him, the country would be in even more trouble get.