25th January, 2023
By Alex Enebeli
Enugu based social critic and clergyman, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma has said civil servants in the state are observing the stay-at-home order declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB because they are lazy.
Two stay -at- home orders were observed in Enugu this week – one on Monday and the other on Tuesday.
Chukwuma who is also the Anglican Archbishop of Enugu, also said the State Government and security agencies have not been serious to tackle the problem of the sit at home orders, unlike the other states in the Southeast.
The cleric spoke at the Service of Songs for late nonagenarian, Dame Monica Okoye, held at the Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd, Enugu on Wednesday.
He noted that aside Enugu, no other state in the Southeast is observing the unauthorized order in the South East Zone.
He said no such thing happens in Abia, Awka, Owerri and Umuahia, only in Enugu State.
“Civil and public servants in Enugu State are lazy otherwise, why should they obey an unauthorized order in the state.
“For two working days this week, civil servants did not go to work and they expect full pay at the end of the month,” he said.
He wondered why both the state government and security agencies also obeyed the order urging them to do something urgently to stop the illegal act.
One of the daughters of the deceased, Dr Ifeyinwa Nwaekwesi said her mother lived a remarkable, impressive and amazing life having been a contemporary of Queen Elizabeth 11.
Nwaekwesi, a health coach and CEO, Healthy Living, thanked all that mourned with the family.
Dame Okoye died on Nov. 15 at the age of a 97 and survived by nine children, many grand and great grandchildren.
The event was attended by former President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Frank Nweke Jnr among other dignitaries.