The Enugu State Government has been called out by some social media users for demolishing houses amid Coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Recall that in the last few days, some State Governments have issued a stay-at-home order restricting movement. The Enugu State Government have also shut down all educational institutions and directed all public officers/civil servants to work from their homes except those on essential services including health workers, Forest Guards and Neighbourhood Watch personnel.
In a state-wide broadcast, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi also banned all social and cultural gatherings in the state including marriages and burial ceremonies, masquerade festivals, drinking bars, night clubs and all group sporting and recreational activities.
The Enugu State Government has however been called out for the demolition exercise carried out in Asata community. It was also alleged that residents of the area were given less than 24-hour notice.
Nwada Oluchukwu wrote;
Today being 2-04- 20 has become a sad day for the residents of Asata, in Enugu State
Pictures attached are ruins of people’s PROPERTIES that has been demolished on the Governor’s order
Interviewed residents said they’re were given less than 24hours notice.
Though the properties are located in a not so good area (sited around waterways/drained systems) but this is a very very wrong time to carry out such exercise to worsen it all without prior notice
I totally condemn this barbaric and inhumane act, people have been mandated to sit at home in this pandemic period, where shall they now stay, these victims can’t travel because state borders have been closed.
Children, elderlies, sick, pregnant women are now officially homeless all thanks to our Governor his Excellency Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
SOMEONE SAID MOSTLY SHOPS ARE LOCATED THERE BUT HE THINKS SO BECAUSE OF HOW BAD IT LOOKS, SOME MIGHT BE SHOPS BUT PEOPLE SLEEP THERE AS A HOME.
MY TAKE IS THAT THIS IS A VERY WRONG TIME TO CARRY THIS OUT!
ENUGU STATE IS INDEED IN GOD’S HANDS