Obiano orders resumption of economic activities in Anambra

Banks, dealers, transporters, and other groups and individuals in Anambra State have been urged to resume full economic activity on September 13th.
Governor Willie Obiano gave the order during a meeting with members of the State Security Council, which includes the leaders of all security agencies and bank branches in the state.

The Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, quoted Obiano, yesterday, as saying that the directive was informed by the yearnings of stakeholders.

According to him, “adequate arrangements have been made with security and intelligence agencies to provide security for the people of Anambra, stressing that all dark spots have been identified and far-reaching measures are taken to end the threats.”

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The governor noted that compliance to the sit-at-home order affected the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and economy of the state, warning that banks that fail to comply with the latest directive would be sealed for a whole week.

The statement reads: “It is axiomatic that the good people of Anambra have, for the past five weeks, been grappling with a vicious cycle on a grand scale. Some pupils have missed terminal examinations, with all the grave implications for the competitiveness of the youngsters and for the future of our state.

“A number of small-scale restaurateurs have had their entire investments destroyed by these non-state actors for coming out to pursue their legitimate businesses, through which they feed their families, pay rents, educate their children and take care of friends, relatives, associates, and other dependents.”

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