Chairman, South East Governors discussion board and Governor of Ebonyi state, Chief Dave Umahi on Sunday night stated the zone loses over N10 billion in each sit-at-home the folks of the area observe.
Because the chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was arrested, the organisation has declared each Monday sit-at-home till he’s launched.
Umahi stated in each of the sit-at-home, the zone misplaced over N10 billion and expressed dismay that the order was adversely affecting the economic system of the area.
The governor spoke in Abakaliki, the state capital throughout a State Dinner in honour of the previous Chief of Military Employees and Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Tukur Buratai.
He famous that the state wouldn’t subscribe to incessant requires sit-at-home, insisting that any Civil Servant who was absent from work to watch sit-at-home, could be sanctioned.
“Evil will proceed to thrive if good folks hold quiet; we should make Ebonyi State very distinctive by rising to the challenges. Once we shout true federalism, I say I agree nevertheless it must be administrative restructuring, Ebonyi State is just not in help of any State accumulating VAT, we’re in help that FIRS ought to proceed to gather tax and share.
“We’re destroying our economic system, the sit at dwelling is just not taking place in South West, the North is just not sitting at dwelling, every time we sit at dwelling, we lose over N10 billion in our economic system, so Ebonyi State won’t sit at dwelling any day, so I cost the commissioners to go all out and make sure that Civil Servants come to work, and for the markets, I’ll personally be within the markets tomorrow, anybody who’s not involved in proudly owning outlets can go dwelling.”
The governor whereas urging the Nation Leaders to talk up in opposition to dissenting voices which are able to polarizing the nation stated he’s open to debate with any PDP governor who feels he has delivered extra democracy dividends to his residents than the APC-led administration in Ebonyi State.
“Individuals are taking particular curiosity in Ebonyi State and her governor, positively and negatively however it is vitally vital to be within the information than so that you can say there are 36 states, you’ll identify 35 and say what’s the different state, we have now aborted it, we at the moment are a state to reckon with and we have now no apologies.
“Once I say I’ve no apologies, you’ll be able to speak every thing about me however you can not say we have now not delivered and so when folks open their mouths in PDP to speak about APC, they need to know that I belong to APC and in the event that they like, let PDP supply any of their greatest governors to return for debate with me and I’ll defeat any of them, to not be speaking and speaking. You don’t sit on folks’s sweat and assets and be speaking nonsense.”