Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra state has vowed that the state and its residents will not obey any illegal sit-at-home orders.
Soludo stated this following the state government’s directive that, henceforth, residents should ignore the sit-at-home order by unauthorised individuals or groups in the state.
The directive was contained in a statement issued by the Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Christian Aburime on Thursday.
According to the statement, the decision was necessitated by a recent order to sit at home given by Simon Ekpa.
The state government described the order as illegal, as it urged residents of the state not to comply with such directives from non-state actors or blame themselves for such compliance.
The statement partly reads, “Such directives should be completely ignored by the citizens of Anambra and, by extension, the entire South East.
“As for the imposition of sit-at-home orders by unauthorised individuals or groups, this is a clear violation of the law.
“Anambra State will never observe any sit-at-home order. Our markets, schools, businesses, and other social activities will remain open.
“Anambra State will never be a breeding ground for anarchy, fear, or lawlessness.”