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    The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has said any civil servant that failed to report to work today (Monday), will not be paid and will be sacked.

    Recall that many residents have been observing the sit-at-home order called by the Indigenous People of Biafra every Monday since August 9.

    Despite its suspension, residents were still observed the order out of fear.

    But Umahi, who frowned at the development, said aside ensuring that defaulting civil servants didn’t receive their salary, he would equally ensure that they lose their job.

    Umahi stated this during an All Progressives Congress stakeholders meeting, in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Sunday.

    He said, “Any shop that is not opened tomorrow must be taken over by government. Our South-East is about to be destroyed, but we have fight to stop it.

    “A lot of federal agencies have placed Ebonyi State on red alert. I give you example, the Aviation Ministry; it took my going to Abuja before they were able to come to give certain approvals for our airport.

    “The other Monday, not this immediate past one, many civil servants did not go to work. We decided not to pay them, but the spirit of God prevailed and we paid them. But anybody who fails to go to work tomorrow (Monday) will definitely cease to be a civil servant. The security agencies must take note of this.”

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