The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has stated that there is no sit-at-home on October 1 in his state, as commanded by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
IPOB had declared a sit-at-home in the South-East region for residents of ‘Biafraland’ to boycott the Independence Day Anniversary of Nigeria.
However, Umahi disclosed that the exercise had damaged the economic life of the region, in a way that would take years to recover.
According to the governor, it has also led to many avoidable deaths and destructions.
Umahi, who spoke on Thursday in Abakaliki, described the killings as the declaration of war on the people of the region.
The governor, in a special Independence briefing, said, “Ebonyi people have been so much deprived in the past, turned to house boys and house girls because of this sit-at-home and we are in a hurry to catch up with others.
“So, we are not going to be sitting down at home. And so, anybody that says sit-at-home, Ebonyi people will not sit at home.”
Umahi called on the people of the region not to allow people outside the country to deceive them into sitting at home.
“I am calling on the entire South-East to understand this sit-at-home and…