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Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by plaindealer: 2:15pm On Oct 25, 2021
Sit-at-home order: Transporters in Abia beg for palliatives


By Leonard Okachie/News Agency of Nigeria

Transporters in Abia have appealed to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to give them palliatives to cushion the effects of the weekly sit-at-home order.

The transporters who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Correspondent in Umuahia, the state capital, on Monday, said the development was making things difficult for them.


They expressed worry that the weekly exercise has crippled the socio-economic activities in the region, known for commerce and trade.

Mr. Henry Okezie, Chairman, Abia State Drivers’ Welfare Union, said the exercise had dealt a deadly blow on the transport sector.

He said, “This frequent sit-at-home is really affecting us because we can’t operate if we don’t see passengers.
“Most of our members have their vehicles on hire purchase; which means that we must work every day to meet the target.

“We are appealing to the enforcers of this exercise to give us some palliatives in order to cushion the effect.


“We have over 200 members at this Isigate Park in Umuahia whose buses are operating on Umuahia-Ikwuano and Umuahia-Ubakala routes.

“Each of us makes a minimum of N10,000 daily. So any day we don’t work we lose over N2 million on average.

Okezie said they would continue to comply in fear with the directive because “some of our vehicles got damaged while some passengers were injured the other time we flouted it.”

Also, Mr. Kingsley Chijindu, a driver on the Umuahia-Aba route said that the passengers were still very much afraid to come out, in spite of the suspension of the Monday exercise.



“Passengers are scarce on Mondays because they are afraid of being attacked on the road.

“The sit-at-home is even worse in Aba than Umuahia. So I have decided to take Monday as my day of rest till further notice.

“We really need help either from IPOB or the government, to cover up the monetary loss because we cannot continue like this,” he said.


On his part, Victor Rowland, a driver operating on the Umuahia-Ohafia route said he was okay with the weekly exercise saying it afforded him the opportunity to stay with his family.

“Initially, I was worried considering how much I was losing on a weekly basis. But I’m okay with it now because I now have time to be with my children,” he said.

Rowland, however, urged the enforcers to consider an alternative in order not to destroy the people they claim they are trying to protect.

They complained that the transport sector was the worst hit by the directive as their vehicles were usually attacked or vandalized, while passengers on the other hand, hardly come out of their homes for fear of attacks.

NAN reported that residents in the five states South-East have been groaning under the frequent order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
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The residents have continued to comply with the Monday weekly order in spite of its suspension by IPOB, who directed that it should be observed only on the days its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is to appear in court.

Kanu, who is in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS), is being tried for treason and other charges.


https://pmnewsnigeria.com/2021/10/25/sit-at-home-order-transporters-in-abia-beg-for-palliatives/?utm_source=&utm_medium=twitter

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by Solsix(m): 2:17pm On Oct 25, 2021
Good morning South East, you were clapping for IPOB sense is coming gradually

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by Abdul05: 2:17pm On Oct 25, 2021
Don't worry, perhaps like Agu, we will distribute bread to you all so that everyone would get their own fill... grin

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by PrinceOfLagos: 2:17pm On Oct 25, 2021
I've always supported the igbos but I think it's about time the Igbos soft pedals and give peace a chance

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by BosseJ: 2:19pm On Oct 25, 2021
They raised a fair point. Will ipob feed their families while they obey the sit-at-home? Some of these people depend on daily income for survival. Ipob should make provisions for palliatives to cushion the effects of the order.

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by athaboi(f): 2:19pm On Oct 25, 2021
Give them please
Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by Maxymilliano(m): 2:20pm On Oct 25, 2021
Lol ... Reality is gradually setting in

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by Inkling(f): 2:22pm On Oct 25, 2021
You can't be hitting a child and at the same time prevent the child from crying.



If not for lawlessness of Nigeria securities peaceful weekly protest ( like moving around with placard) would have been a better alternative. But we know it will end in shooting practice.

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by businessgirl(f): 2:24pm On Oct 25, 2021
No comment till it hit fp

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by thesicilian: 2:24pm On Oct 25, 2021
The monsters they made...

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by ThatFairGuy: 2:25pm On Oct 25, 2021
Afonjaaaaa. Sit at home order continues in Alaigbo

This is sacrifice each and everyone of us are ready and willingly to offer. You can kee yasef
PrinceOfLagos:
I think it's about time the Igbos soft pedal and give peace a chance

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by Emergingnation(m): 2:28pm On Oct 25, 2021
News agency of Nigeria indeed...

Propaganda from fulani Jihadist government... believe this trashed at your own peril...

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by ThatFairGuy: 2:28pm On Oct 25, 2021
Ipob would definitely make provision for that from the contributory stipends.

No going back, sit at home continues.
BosseJ:
They raised a fair point. Will ipob feed their families while they obey the sit-at-home? Some of these people depend on daily income for survival. Ipob should make provisions for palliatives to cushion the effects of the order.

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by BigSarah(f): 2:29pm On Oct 25, 2021
Exactly, Rubbish group... All they do is collect and destroy, so how is IPOB different from "Zoo army", Zoo Police, Zoo DSS...

IPOB What good have you done for Igbos in the south east this month? , absolutely nothing...

I'm 80% sure this one week sit at home won't stand...

Sit at home is meant for IPOB members only not Igbos

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by Nobody: 2:33pm On Oct 25, 2021
Hahaha transporters begging for palliative kwa....these news guys are too dumb


You can sell the news at sabongeri market

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by SlayerForever: 2:37pm On Oct 25, 2021
Bringing palliatives won't be a bad idea.
Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by Mybrotheralso: 2:39pm On Oct 25, 2021
Solsix:
Good morning South East, you were clapping for IPOB sense is coming gradually
Even a kid knows it come to this

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by Mybrotheralso: 2:40pm On Oct 25, 2021
Maxymilliano:
Lol ... Reality is gradually setting in
Even a kid knows this will happen

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by kenzysmith: 2:40pm On Oct 25, 2021
If you regrets not been a footballer in life you can still join politics money full there to loot if your fathers can't make the change na you wan make am lipsrsealed undecided
Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by funkekemi(f): 2:41pm On Oct 25, 2021
Solsix:
Good morning South East, you were clapping for IPOB sense is coming gradually
only in your delusional mind , Tuesday to Saturday is big enough for a critical ti make money , we are not hausas or yorubas
Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by ivolt: 2:42pm On Oct 25, 2021
hmm
Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by funkekemi(f): 2:42pm On Oct 25, 2021
Fake news from Lagos ibadam expressway junk media Amala ati ewedu useless media

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by ZZ22: 2:42pm On Oct 25, 2021
Yesterday I asked a keke rider as Nnamdi Kanu has appeared in court will sit at home be relaxed he gave a resounding NO and said if they are still holding Kanu who is fighting for him and his unborn descendants then who is he to go about his business while someone like Nnamdi is still unjustly held in prison. He continued and said if Nnamdi have sworn not to betray us then why should we be the one to betray or show no concern to what he is passing through in prison(na this one made me realise they have made up their mind). An adult keke rider said this and what people don't know is that transport workers are the biggest determinant to this sit at home because once they are out of work nobody goes anywhere.

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by ivolt: 2:43pm On Oct 25, 2021
Inkling:

You can't be hitting a child and at the same time prevent the child from crying.



If not for lawlessness of Nigeria securities peaceful weekly protest ( like moving around with placard) would have been a better alternative. But we know it will end in shooting practice.
There is nothing peaceful about grounding a state or city.

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by funkekemi(f): 2:43pm On Oct 25, 2021
Mybrotheralso:

Even a kid knows this will happen
you wish it's true but it's all false , we are solidly behind ipob and I am sympathetic to ipob and it's course
Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by Emergingnation(m): 2:44pm On Oct 25, 2021
ThatFairGuy:
Afonjaaaaa. Sit at home order continues in Alaigbo

This is sacrifice each and everyone of us are ready and willingly to offer. You can kee yasef
It is only gullible Fulani Muslim like you, that will believe that trashed from your infamous Jihadist fulani government...

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by sapientia(m): 2:44pm On Oct 25, 2021
Abia transporters indeed

There must always be a few disgruntled brothers
Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by funkekemi(f): 2:45pm On Oct 25, 2021
ZZ22:
Yesterday I asked a keke rider as Nnamdi Kanu has appeared in court will sit at home be relaxed he gave a resounding NO and said if they are still holding Kanu who is fighting for him and his unborn descendants then who is he to go about his business while someone like Nnamdi is still unjustly held prison. He continued and said if Nnamdi have sworn not to betray us then why should we be the one to betray or show no concern to what he is passing through in prison(na this one made me realise they have made up their mind). An adult keke rider said this and what people don't know is that transport workers is the biggest determinant of this sit at home because once they are out of work nobody goes anywhere.
tell them ooo someone will gulp in rotten ewedu and 4 days Amala , rush to nairaland to make noise

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by TimiRume(f): 2:47pm On Oct 25, 2021
Hmmm. Hoping things get better soon in the east. God o

Anyway quote me if you want correct phones you can afford to buy.
Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by Mybrotheralso: 2:57pm On Oct 25, 2021
funkekemi:
you wish it's true but it's all false , we are solidly behind ipob and I am sympathetic to ipob and it's course
Its not about you afonja, you're inconsequential. Skull miner cheesy cheesy cheesy grin grin

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by techWriter3: 3:13pm On Oct 25, 2021
Good afternoon South East, you remained clapping for Igbowo and IPOB feeling is next gradually

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Re: Sit-At-Home Order: Transporters In Abia Beg For Palliatives by Dhury: 3:14pm On Oct 25, 2021
They make sense for once as they beg IPOB palliatives not FG.

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