The attention of Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA) was drawn to some apprehension in the capital city, suggesting that there will be no movement on Monday August 9 and on subsequent Mondays.
ECTDA wishes to clarify that there is no constituted authority, either as federal, state or local government that declared any Monday as a resting or work-free day.
The Authority also wishes to assure residents in the three local government areas of the state capital that there will be no molestation of anybody conducting genuine business in the state except such a person is a miscreant in which case the law enforcement agents have been put on notice to deal with such nuisances.
We therefore ask all business operators within the Capital territory to ignore the propaganda of a sit-at-home order as the state government has put machinery in place to ensure that lives and properties are secured.
This is a familiar propaganda that had enthroned hardship on the citizenry and which by now wisdom is supposed to be prevailing upon rather than emotion. We therefore urge everyone to go about their legitimate businesses as all the security agencies in the state are on top of the situation.
People sitting at the comfort of their luxuries outside and within Nigeria should not mislead other people eking out their own living in their own way. We in the ECTDA assure residents of peace and sanity in Enugu and this administration will not have mercy for anybody that wants to ferment trouble in the city.
The security apparatus in the state have exhibited maximum strength even against the unknown gunmen which recently proved the integrity of the agencies in the state as well as that of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in protecting lives and properties in the state.
The state Governor has shown tremendous support to the people of the state and deserves as much solidarity. We therefore urge bankers, civil servants, artisans and the entire general public to cooperate with this directive.
Denge Josef Umunakwe Onoh
Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA)