The Chairman of the South East Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi, on Sunday said the governors of the zone are prepared to fight against the IPOB sit-at-home order, describing it as devilish and foolish.
Umahi lamented that the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, if not stopped by the five governors of the zone will cripple economic development and pursue investors from the region.
The governor ordered the immediate confiscation of shops owned by traders who will not open up for businesses on Monday (today).
He equally ordered for an immediate sack of civil servants who will not come to work tomorrow Monday, and called on security chiefs in the south east zone to deploy security officers to streets to avert breakdown of law and order.
Umahi made this known while addressing members of the All Progressive Congress, APC, stakeholders emergency meeting that took place at the ecumenical centre, Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.
According to him, “Any trader that does not open up their shops for businesses will be taken over by the government. South east region is gradually being destroyed by IPOB sit-at-home. We have to fight it. We have to say no to that.
“You have to listen to me. A lot of federal agencies have placed Ebonyi state on red alert. I Give you an example, it took me going to Abuja to convince the aviation industry to do some approval to our airport.
“Southeast is under red alert as a result of IPOB sit-at-home and it is out of foolishness.
“Many civil servants did not go to work, we decided not to pay them, but the spirit of God prevailed and we forgave everybody. But tomorrow’s own, anybody that fails to go to work, will definitely seize to be a civil servant in Ebonyi.”