By CHUKS EKE
The usual Mondays sit-at-home arising from the continued detention of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu continued yesterday with the postponement of the on-going examinations being conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB in all the examination centres in Onitsha and other parts of Anambra state, from yesterday, Monday to tomorrow, Wednesday.
Investigations carried out by newsmen showed that the examinations which started since last week Friday and continued on Saturday and was expected to hold yesterday, Monday and then end on Tuesday, could not hold yesterday as JAMB authorities shifted Monday own to Wednesday in order to forestall possible encounter between the students and JAMB officials on one side,and the sit-at-home enforcers on the other side.
Some of the JAMB examination certres visited, including Obidon along Enugu/Onitsha Old Road at Nkpor were under lock and key as no one was found within the vicinity, ostensibly to avoid attack from the sit-at-home enforcers whose enforcement exercise usually end up in catastrophy
In the usual manner, markets, banks and others business activities were yesterday shut as part of efforts to observe the weekly sit-at-home exercise, just as vehicular movements were withdrawn from the roads till late in the afternoon when some courageous tricyclists and shuttle buses resumed skeletal operations within short distances in the commercial city of Onitsha and its environs.
Governor Chukwuma Soludo had repeatedly urged law-abiding citizens of the state to ignore the sit-at-home exercise and open their shops for businesses on Mondays, saying that the continued sit-at-home is counter productive to the economic well being of the state and the individuals but the business community and even the state civil servants did not heed to his plea as they cited insecurity as their reason for sitting at home every Monday.