Enugu govt threatens to shut schools, businesses obeying sit-at-home order

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The Enugu State government on Saturday threatened to shut down schools, markets, retail outlets and hospitals that continue to obey the Monday sit-at-home in the state.

Governor Peter Mbah had during the week cancelled the sit-at-home order put in place by the Indigenous People of Biafrra (IPOB) in the South-East and promised to set up a taskforce on Monday to monitor compliance with its directive.

In a statement issued in Enugu by his media aide, Mr. Dan Neomeh, the governor urged schools, markets and other business outlets to comply with the cancellation of the order.

He directed the people of the state to go about their normal activities every day of the week, including Mondays.

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The statement read: “All concerned are required to comply with government directive as adequate security measures have been taken to guarantee their safety.

“Members of government’s taskforce will be moving around to monitor compliance.

“Any market, transport or other outlets that fail to open for business risks being shut immediately.”

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