Youths in Enugu took to the streets on Saturday to show their support for Nnamdi Kanu’s call to halt the South-East sit-at-home movement. Kanu is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
According to what we understand, a large group of young people marched down key streets in the city of Enugu while carrying signs that read, among other things, “Even Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is Against Sit-at-Home” and “Sit-at-Home Discourages Economic Development.”
“We say NO to Enemies of our Dear State and region”; “Sit-at-Home Affects our Mental Health”; Sit-at-home is Affecting our Children Education” and “We Cannot Continue this Way.”
Leader of Enugu Innovative Youths, Comrade Maduabuchi Edeani said that people pushing illegal sit-at-home under any guise should stop it.
Edeani who said Kanu was against sit-at-home added that it had resulted in untold hardship and poverty in Enugu State and by extension the entire South-East.
“The illegal sit-at-home is causing so much havoc and making our education, health and economic institutions not to function optimally and our people are counting their losses both as individuals, groups and corporate entities.
“We as youths in Enugu State are supporting Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in his stance to stop and totally cancel the illegal sit-at-home being engineered by a misguided Nigerian in Finland.
“We are here to let the world know that anybody supporting the illegal sit-at-home is against the South-East, good people of Enugu State and the future of youths in the state and South-East in general.
“I call on all youths in Enugu State and South-East to desist from supporting the anti-progressive, evil and illegal sit-at-home.
“It remains a wrong path and it will not do anybody any good rather it will truncate our future and prospects in life as youths,” he said.
Edeani also urged the Federal Government to free Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in accordance with the court’s decision, saying that doing so will assist the South-East recover and put an end to the manipulation by a few hoodlums.
The youth in Enugu State are tired, according to Ebube Nebo, a youth leader there, because “sit-at-home” is a canker-worm that is growing into a huge monster of human and financial waste.
“In all sincerity, we are suffering. It is not just about what the Enugu State Governor is saying to end it, we are indeed suffering and feeling the pains of our deprivation and loss the illegal sit-at-home is causing us.
“As youths, it is affecting our education, employment, and entrepreneurial prospects, while our fathers and mothers, especially those in the villages and suburbs, are living in untold hardship.”
Nebo reaffirmed the South-anger East’s with Kanu’s ongoing detention and demanded his release.