Economic and social activities resume in Enugu State – Nigeria – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Economic and social activities returned to Enugu yesterday as many residents and businesses opened.

But banks, the Enugu state government secretariat, public schools and major state markets have remained under lockdown.

This could, however, be the result of the fear of being attacked by certain elements posing as the executors of the sit-at-home order in the state.

However, unlike previous Mondays in the state since August 9, 2021, when the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) declared the sit-at-home in solidarity with its detained leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday was a little different because residents moved around freely and opened their businesses earlier.

In addition to private and commercial operators of taxis and tricycles, some gas stations operating in the state and other mini-markets were fully operational.

There were also a few private schools operating in the state.

The IPOB had disapproved of the continuation of the sit-at-home in the area last Thursday, saying the action was not acceptable to them after having previously canceled the exercise.

The group, in a statement by its media and publicity secretary Emma Powerful, called on residents to return to normal activities on Monday and pledged to deal with anyone found carrying out a sit-at -home in the area.

Joel C. Hicks