Sit-At-Home Order Against Igbo Interest, Says Senator Nnamani
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa, Chimaroke Nnamani, has called for an end to the sit-at-home order, by the proscribed IPOB in the South-East.
Senator Nnamani, who made the call in a statement issued to newsmen, on Sunday, in Abuja, noted that the order has brought the economy and social life in the region to its knees.
The former governor of Enugu State also condemned the attack on citizens, who went about their legitimate businesses, on account of the sit-at-home order.
The lawmaker added that the sit-at-home order was antithetical and a betrayal of Igbo interest.
He further called on those behind the order to discontinue immediately, following its continuous damage to the economy and the psyche of the Igbo people.
”Most of our people live on daily incomes. 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?
He continued, “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,” he stated.
Nnamani, therefore, urged all men and women of goodwill to prevail on the protagonists of the sit-at-home order, to restore normalcy in the region.
He added that with the tenacity of purpose and determination, the quest for equity and justice would be realised and not with violence.