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Southeast Sit-at-Home: A Misrepresentation of Igbo Spirit, Says Deputy Speaker


Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu, denounced the Monday sit-at-home policy in the Southeast, calling it a “sign of laziness” that contradicts the industrious nature of the Igbo people.

Speaking at the signing of an agreement between NIGCOMSAT and PISE-P for a digital hub, Kalu emphasized the traditional values of hard work and entrepreneurship that define the Igbo community.

“We do not multiply and encourage poverty,” he stated. “The Southeast people are not lazy to add an extra day to the weekend for sitting at home.”

Kalu positioned PISE-P as a call to action, urging the region to embrace its heritage of building, innovation, and progress. He condemned violence and emphasized the importance of safeguarding the lives and well-being of the community.

“Our brothers are not slaughtering our mothers and not sacrificing our fathers,” he declared. “That is not the spirit of the Southeast.”

While acknowledging the complex political landscape, Kalu’s statement highlights the potential economic and social costs of the sit-at-home policy and encourages a return to the values traditionally associated with the Igbo community.


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