Kanu back tracks on ordering sit-at-home in the South-East

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Senate Minority Leader, has raised concern that the hoodlum-enforced sit-at-home has crippled the region’s economy, adding that insecurity exacerbates the region’s difficulties.

Abaribe revealed that when he and former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, paid a visit to the IPOB leader at the DSS detention facility, Nnamdi Kanu denied giving the order for the sit-at-home. He also called for unified efforts to end the region’s current insecurity and revive its economy.

The Senator stated this while speaking at the investiture ceremony of the 16th President of Enugu Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), Barr, Jasper Nduagwuike, at Bon Sunshine, Presidential road, Enugu on Saturday.

He said: “What is happening in the South-East is a tragedy. Every Monday people sit at home. When you go to IPOB they said they are not the one enforcing it. Nobody has an idea to solve it.

“When I and Ekweremadu personally visited Nnamdi Kanu at the Department of State Service (DSS) detention, he said never give an order for anybody to sit at home. It’s time we stop all this mess in the South- East and build our economy.

“Sit at home is killing the economy of the South-East as most businessmen are moving out of the region. Insecurity in the South- East is the biggest problem.

“We want to turn the South-East into a Catalonia of Spain. We want to turn it into a hub of the world. We want to turn the South-East into a Bavaria of Germany. In 2023, the South-East needs a leadership that will combat insecurity and restore the economy.”

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