Sit-at-home is against Igbo interest – Former Governor of Enugu state, Chimaroke Nnamani says
Former Governor of Enugu state, Chimaroke Nnamani has said that the sit-at-home order instituted by proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and observed in south-east states on Mondays, is against Igbo interest.
The Senator representing Enugu East in a statement released on Sunday September 12, said IPOB’s order has negatively affected the economy and social life in the south-east.
Nnamani stated that in the struggle for equity and justice in the Nigerian federation, Igbos cannot inadvertently inflict more injuries on themselves with the sit-at-home order.
The statement read;
“The Igbo character is defined by hard work, and that the sit-at-home order is antithetical to this trait and a betrayal of Igbo interest.
“Most of our people live on daily income. Think of the market women who depend on daily earnings to feed their families. Think of students writing external examinations being denied access to the venues. How does enslaving our people, denial of means of livelihood, add value to our quest for equity and justice?
“If others reject us, should we also reject ourselves?
“It stands to reason that this sit-at-home cannot be a way forward. We cannot abandon ourselves.
“In our struggle for equity and justice in the Nigerian federation, we cannot inadvertently inflict more injuries on ourselves by this sit-at-home order.”