Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State has warned that schools, markets, and transportation services failing to resume business and academic activities on Mondays will face closure. This threat was conveyed through a Public Service Announcement released to journalists on Saturday evening. The governor’s directive comes in response to the recent ban on sit-at-home orders on Mondays throughout the state, effective from Monday, June 5, 2023.
According to the statement, all educational institutions, markets, retail establishments, hospitals, transporters, malls, and the general public are informed that they are now permitted to carry out their regular activities every day of the week, including Mondays. The government emphasizes the need for compliance with this directive, assuring the implementation of adequate security measures to safeguard everyone’s well-being.
Government task force members will be actively monitoring compliance, and any market, transport service, or other entity failing to resume operations may face immediate closure.
Meanwhile, the Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, has instructed Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, PMF Squadron Base Commanders, and other tactical and operational units of the Command to deploy personnel and utilize all available operational and intelligence resources. This is to ensure public security and safety and protect citizens and their property in the state.
In a statement issued by the Commissioner through the Command’s spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, titled “End to illegal sit-at-home: Enugu CP orders sufficient deployment of policing resources and implementation of devised strategies,” the cooperation of citizens is requested to ensure the success of the governor’s directive.