Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, the new governor of Anambra, has ordered that sit-at-home every Monday declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a South East secession group, should be stoppled.
The governor followed up with the order that all public servants in the state must report to work on Mondays, like other weekdays.
Since the resumption of trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr Nnamdi Kanu, the group had called for a shutdown of businesses on Mondays, but later rescinded it.
Despite the purported rescind of the decision by the separatist group, there have been attacks on those who go to work.
Soludo on Friday, through the Head of Service, Barr. Theodora Igwegbe ordered workers to always ensure they are at their duty posts on Mondays.
In a circular dated today, 25th March 2022, which was signed by Igwegbe and sighted by DAILY POST, Soludo warned that absence from work on Mondays will attract sanctions.
“Following the need to reposition the service for better performance and productivity, His Excellency, the governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has directed that henceforth, all public servants should report at their places of work every Monday as every other weekdays.
“Consequently, absence from work on Monday, or any other workday without any approval will be viewed as serious misconduct, which will attract appropriate sanctions. This directive takes immediate effect.”
Soludo had last year lamented the continued boycott of work on Mondays in the South East, saying that the zone loses an estimated N19.6billion every Monday.
During his inaugural speech as governor, last two weeks, Soludo had extended an olive branch to all armed groups, saying he was ready to engage them in a round table discussion. He lamented that many criminals now hide under freedom fighting to perpetuate criminality.
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