Gov. Peter Mbah of Enugu State has declared an end to Monday’s sit-at-home in the state effective from June 5, saying such orders restricts creativity, entrepreneurship, and productivity in the state.
He, however, expressed government’s readiness to engage in dialogue with people, who had genuine grievances towards bringing lasting peace and security to Enugu State.
Mbah made the declaration while listing out the decisions reached at the end of his first security council meeting with the heads of all the security agencies at the Government House, Enugu, on Thursday.
He also called on President Bola Tinubu to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to quicken the much-needed healing process in Nigeria.
The governor reminded the people of the state that he had hit the ground running on the day of his inauguration by signing three Executive Orders for the good governance of the state.
This, he said, include the Executive Order 002 for the removal of “Unauthorised Street Barriers Across the State Within 100 Days”.
There is no time to waste. The clock has started ticking on the mandate you gave me and deliverables I promised.
A time comes in the lives of a people when they must decide whether they genuinely want to move forward or remain stuck with the conditions of their underdevelopment.
The governor said the creativity and sense of industry of Igbos were remarkable as their DNA was wired with commercial and entrepreneurial prowess.
If this is what we are known by, then it becomes inconsistent with reality that the spirit of entrepreneurship, commerce and creativity are killed every Monday in our land.
Our restless spirit of industry abhors laxity and indolence.
The idea behind sitting at home on Monday, the first working and business day of the week, is abominable and antithetical to greatness and the spirit of industry we profess to have inherited from our forebears.
This cannot be us and it does colossal damage to us.