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Obiano threatens to shut banks that comply with sit-at-home directive in Anambra


The Anambra governor, Willie Obiano, has threatened to permanently closed banks which comply with the sit-at-home directive in the state.

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.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had declared a lockdown every Monday across the South East region which started on August 9 to demand the release of its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The group, however, later suspended the exercise citing that Kanu wanted the directive only on the day he would appear in court, but the South-East residents and IPOB supporters continued to observe the directive.

The Imo government had this week sealed some commercial banks for obeying the sit-at-home directive in the state.

During the security meeting, governor Obiano directed banks in Anambra to resume operation effective Monday, 13 September, 2021.

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.

According to the Governor, who stressed that the sit -at -home compliance affectshe Gross Domestic Product, GDP and economy of the state, he pointed out that banks that don't comply with the directive will be sealed.

The Governor said that if such banks don't open the upper Monday, the bank will be permanently closed.

He assured that adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure compliance, saying that 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, asking 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 officials.

He said security operatives will be deployed early in strategic locations to ensure that people move about without molestation.

While some people has attributed compliance to the sit-at-home to loyalty and solidarity for the incarcerated IPOB leader, some think it is fear that prevents residents from coming out.

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