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IPOB sit-at-home: Umahi threatens workers who do not show up at work

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has threatened that any civil servant who failed to report to work today (Monday), will be sacked and not paid salary.

Recall that the proscribed group, Indigenous People of Biafra had on July 30th declared a sit-at-home protest to hold every Monday from August 9.

The group said it declared the protest over the arrest and detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

However,  despite the suspension of the protest on August 23, some residents have still held on to the protest over fear of being exposed to mishap.

Speaking ahead of another Monday, Umahi on Sunday, August 29, frowned at those still observing the protests and gave a stern warning.

Umahi, who spoke during an All Progressives Congress stakeholders meeting, in Abakaliki, the state capital, said, “Any shop that is not opened tomorrow must be taken over by the government. Our South-East is about to be destroyed, but we have to fight to stop it.

“A lot of federal agencies have placed Ebonyi State on red alert. I give you an example, the Aviation Ministry; it took me going to Abuja before they were able to come to give certain approvals for our airport.

“The other Monday, not this immediate past one, many civil servants did not go to work. We decided not to pay them, but the spirit of God prevailed and we paid them. But anybody who fails to go to work tomorrow (Monday) will definitely cease to be a civil servant. The security agencies must take note of this.”

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