Sit-at-home: We’re dying of hunger, Anambra artisans lament

Sit-At-Home: We’re Dying Of Hunger, Anambra Artisans Lament

1/21/2022 11:36:00 AM

Sit-At-Home: We’re Dying Of Hunger, Anambra Artisans Lament

Traders and artisans in Awka, the Anambra State capital are lamenting the effects of the sit-at-home order by the banned Indigenous People of Biafra

According to them, since the commencement of the sit-at-home, they hardly meet their family needs and they are going hungry.IPOB had declared every Monday and any other day Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader appears before court as sit-at-home as part of moves to compel the federal government to release their leader.

A widow, Mrs Ngozi Ude, who fries bean cake (akara) in Awka toldDaily Trustthat she has been frying bean cake over the years to cater for her family.She said she catered for her family needs since the death of her husband five years ago from the little daily income she makes.

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Who is to be blamed for your predicament It's your own kinsmen who are Destroying your lives and homes! Will stay at home help Kanu or your people? Well it's up to you. Let's please face reality!!! Hmmmm No sacrifice is small, continue to endure People in charge of this act,hear your people...ease this thing ....biko 🙏

Some decision are mold out of stress , south easterners do the needful . You people haven't seen anything yet. Until Igbo children begin to go on the street begging like Almajiris in the north, then you will realize the harm done to you by IPOB's Simon Ekpa and others who stay in foreign land, enjoying their lives and pushing Ndigbo into foolishness

Igbo are all rich and can stay home for as long as possible He who opt for sweet must equally sweat!!! So my brothers please keep it up God is your strength Biko nu ooo🙏🙏 In Biafra Igbo man's potential will be achieved it is our dream country, no amount of propaganda by the Nigerian gutter journalism will stop the people from having their desired nation EndNigeriaNow BiafraNationNow OduduwaNationNow

The igbos in other parts of the country never participate in this sit at home. While they help d economies of other states, those fending for themselves and doing business jn the SE are made to pay the price. Where is the loyalty to the cause by all Igbos across Naija? 🤔 Order by govt until you people get sense by stop showed up antisocial attitude

Free African God given gift Nnamdi Kanu Daily trust with their lies That’s not how to get independence be wise make people envy your leadership and your economy Biafra your leadership is poor Small price to pay for liberation 🤷‍♂️ Just endure a little more and you shall get used to it. Who knows? They might even start paying you salaries.

Broda maka no Allow phython dance Raggea Did ipob chain you to the ground in your various homes? Thank God the order issued by your own family members and not the NigeriaGov. When you are really hungry, you will find your way back to work Its ur own business!🥴

(IPOB) saying it is destroying the economy of the South East. According to them, since the commencement of the sit-at-home, they hardly meet their family needs and they are going hungry. IPOB had declared every Monday and any other day Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader appears before court as sit-at-home as part of moves to compel the federal government to release their leader. A widow, Mrs Ngozi Ude, who fries bean cake (akara) in Awka told Daily Trust that she has been frying bean cake over the years to cater for her family. She said she catered for her family needs since the death of her husband five years ago from the little daily income she makes. “In the last three days, everyone was forced inside the house without food, my family is seriously suffering, we cannot eat as we live on daily sales and income,” she lamented. Another trader, Mr Chuks Obasi, who deals in second-hand bags said most of them are living on daily income, noting that any day they do not open shops, they will suffer. He said the sit at home in the South East is taking a serious toll on families and there is need to look into the matter and save the poor in the zone from the avoidable pains. “Since Monday till today I have not been to shop, since then, we have exhausted all the money and food in our house. “This sit-at-home has destroyed our family life. It has also destroyed our economy and if it continues, people will suffer more,” he said. A welder, Mr Chidi Okoye, who spoke to our correspondent, said he has a lot of work to do in the shop but cannot because of the sit-at-home order. According to him, this sit-at-home is not good for the state economy and if it continues it would totally destroy livelihoods in the South East. “We must stop this madness that is destroying our economy. People are now going hungrier because they can no longer meet their family needs as a result of sit-at-home. “IPOB must look inward and stop the order to ensure that the sit-at-home does not destroy the people and their economy,” he said. However, a young man and tiler, Mr Uche Mathew, said they are comfortable with the sit-at-home order, if it is the only way to realise the Biafra dream. According to him, in every struggle people must give something to get their desire. “Though we are suffering now, that is the only prize we must pay for our agitation. Let it continue and we must manage.” Some of the businessmen in Anambra also said over N25 billion is being lost in Onitsha alone each day the sit-at-home order by IPOB is enforced. They said the order has caused a huge drop in patronage in the geopolitical zone, noting the order has forced people in West Africa doing business in the zone to divert to Lagos for fear of being attacked by the IPOB. Dear Reader, Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world.