In a recent statement, the esteemed former Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has put forth a proposition to both the Federal Government and the state governments in the South-Eastern region. This proposition aims to address the pressing issue of the sit-at-home phenomenon, which has been detrimentally impacting the region’s economy.
In a notable development, it has come to the attention of the Gist House that Simon Ekpa, the leader of a faction within the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been issuing a series of directives for sit-at-home actions within the South-East region. These actions are being undertaken as a form of protest against the ongoing detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the aforementioned group, which has been proscribed.
In a recent development, Senator Sani has put forth a proposal aimed at addressing the observed trend of sit-at-home protests in the South-East region. The senator suggests that in order to encourage residents to participate in economic activities, the government should initiate a scheme wherein N50,000 palliatives are distributed to individuals in marketplaces every Monday. This strategic move aims to incentivize the populace to venture out and engage in daily affairs, thereby mitigating the impact of these protests.
In a recent social media post, the ex-legislator expressed their stance on the current situation by proposing a strategy to address the issue at hand. Specifically, they suggested the distribution of 50,000 palliatives in local markets on a weekly basis, with the aim of mitigating the need for individuals to remain confined to their residences.
The proposal put forth by the individual in question was met with both criticism and praise.