September 13, (THEWILL) – Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano on Monday led a protest against the continued sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Although IPOB had suspended the order, but residents continued to stay at home every Monday apparently because of fear of possible attack by hoodlums.
On Monday, the state government moved to some streets in Awka, the state capital to enforce the return to businesses in the state.
The governor who led members of his executive council during the protest visited banks and markets at the state capital.
At Eke Awka market, the governor asked traders to open their shops.
He said, “The state must avoid giving urchins the chance to take over the helm of affairs. I chose to lead from the front to end this fear of molestation, harassment, intimidation.”
Seeing the governor’s action, socioeconomic activities, including transportation, banking and market activities picked up around 1 pm in the area in Awka.
THEWILL had reported that the Governor on Sunday threatened to seal banks and punish market and motor-park leaders who would dare stay at home on Mondays or any day in obedience to the Sit-At-Home Order.
He directed banks, markets and motor parks in the state to be in operation on Monday unfailingly.