Sit-at-home: Again, banks, schools, markets fail to open in Owerri

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Commercial activities were grounded in Owerri, the state capital, on Monday following the weekly sit-at-home order which is being observed in the state.

Though the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, arraigned at the Federal High court in Abuja for the first since rearrest by the Federal Government, a large number of the residents of the capital city stayed away workplaces on Monday.

Banks, schools, shopping malls, and markets were shut as Owerri again experienced huge economic losses on Monday.

The ever-busy state University junction, Roundabout, Control Post roundabout, Warehouse junction Roundabout, Ikenegbu, Mbari, Douglas, Okigwe Road, and Wethedral Roads, were shadows of themselves.

Though our correspondent saw private vehicles ply some routes, it observed that most commercial vehicles stayed away the roads.