Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo has urged residents of the state to ignore the sit-at-home rumour. Uzodimma “made the call while addressing the congregation after Church Service on Sunday at the Government House Chapel, Owerri.”
He called on residents “to go about their normal businesses, adding that those behind the order and rumours had been identified and would soon be arrested and arraigned.”
He thanked the residents for contributing to the successful hosting of President Muhammadu Buhari last Thursday and called on those who he said worked to sabotage the visit to ” search their consciences in whatever they do.”
He said the state government had set up a task-force that would go round, identify and seal all filling stations caught in the act, arrest and make them face the full weight of the law.
According to him, any filling station selling the products in black market will not only be sealed but also have their licences revoked.
“Government cannot be complacent while her citizens suffer unwarranted and untold hardship.
“We will not continue to watch oil marketers mete out hardship on the people while they sell their products as black market,” he said.
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