The sit-at-home compliance that has, over the past couple of weeks, gripped the Southeast region despite continuous insistence by IPOB spokesmen that the sit-at-home order has been lifted, is beginning to incense the authorities. On Saturday, Anambra State Governor Obiano met with the Security Council/Heads Of Banks.
Governor Willie Obiano gave the directive during his meeting with members of the State Security Council comprising all security outfits in the state and heads of all bank branches in the state.
Anambra State Government summary is simple: Banks should resume operation effective Monday, 13 September, 2021.
According to the Governor who stressed that the sit-at-home compliance affects the Gross Domestic Product, GDP, and economy of the state, was not begging the banks. The consequence is simple: If you fail to open on Monday the 13th, you will be sealed for the whole week.
The Governor didn’t stop there. If the said bank(s) fail to open for business the Monday after this (i.e September 20th 2021), the bank will be permanently closed.
He assured that adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure compliance, saying that adequate security patrol will increase around bank branches and other business ventures across the state.
Governor Obiano further directed that markets will continue to open, as well as commuters involved in transportation business, urging people to have confidence and go about their businesses without fear.
He further asked the bank branch heads to articulate their bank branches and relevant information to be handed over to the Commissioner of Police, for adequate planning and entrenchment of security, as security operatives will be deployed early in strategic locations to ensure that people move about without molestation.
By Ejike Abana (ABS Government House Correspondent and an Anaedoonline partner)