Anambra State Government has ordered banks, traders, transporters as well as other groups and individuals to commence full economic activity in the state, September 13.
Governor Willie Obiano gave out the directive during a meeting with members of the State Security Council, including all security outfits, and heads of all bank branches in the state.
Don Adinuba, the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, cited Obiano, yesterday, as saying that the directive was informed by the yearnings of stakeholders.
According to him, sufficient arrangements have been made with security and intelligence agencies to foresee security for the people of Anambra, emphasizing that all dark spots have been established and far-reaching measures are taken to put an end to the threats.
The governor said that agreeing to the sit-at-home directives affected the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and economy of the state, cautioning that banks that fail to comply with the latest order would be closed down for a whole week.
He also cautioned that any bank that fails to open for business on September 20 will be shut down, while urging the bank managers to enlighten their branches and hand important information to the Commissioner of Police, for proper planning and entrenchment of security, as security operatives would be deployed early in strategic areas to ensure that people move about without disturbance.
The statement reads: “It is axiomatic that the good people of Anambra have, for the past five weeks, been grappling with a vicious cycle on a grand scale. Some pupils have missed terminal examinations, with all the grave implications for the competitiveness of the youngsters and for the future of our state.
“A number of small-scale restaurateurs have had their entire investments destroyed by these non-state actors for coming out to pursue their legitimate businesses, through which they feed their families, pay rents, educate their children and take care of friends, relatives, associates, and other dependents.”
Since no responsible government would stand akimbo while the future of its people is destroyed gratuitously, Obiano has reportedly held useful discussions in the last couple of days with relevant groups, to allow residents to pursue their legitimate businesses.
“After all, the leadership of the organisation, on whose instructions some persons claim to enforce the stay-at-home order, has since rescinded the order,” Obiano said.
He urged members of the public to recount any activity that could result in a breach of peace in the state.
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