Chairman, South East Governors forum and Governor of Ebonyi state, Chief Dave Umahi has posited that the South East loses a whooping sum of money each time the IPOB enforces the sit-at-home order on the people of the region.
According to Umahi, the south East loses over N10 billion on the days the IPOB halts the economic activities of the Igbo states.
He added that the state would not give in to the pressure for sit-at-home, insisting that any Civil Servant who would be absent on sit-at-home days would be sanctioned.
In his words: “We are destroying our economy, the sit at home is not happening in South West, the North is not sitting at home, each time we sit at home, we lose over N10 billion in our economy, so Ebonyi State will not sit at home any day, so I charge the commissioners to go all out and ensure that Civil Servants come to work, and for the markets, I will personally be in the markets tomorrow, anyone who is no longer interested in owning shops can go home.”
“People are taking special interest in Ebonyi State and her governor, positively and negatively but it is very important to be in the news than for you to say there are 36 states, you will name 35 and say what is the other state, we have aborted it, we are now a state to reckon with and we have no apologies.
“When I say I have no apologies, you can talk everything about me but you cannot say we have not delivered and so when people open their mouths in PDP to talk about APC, they should know that I belong to APC and if they like, let PDP offer any of their best governors to come for debate with me and I will defeat any of them, not to be talking and talking. You don’t sit on people’s sweat and resources and be talking nonsense.”