Interim Management Committee (IMC) Chairman for Orlu LGA. Nneoma Hon. Ifeoma Ndukwu (Ugosinachi) has called on the people of Orlu local government area to utilize Governor Hope Uzodinma’s directives to relax the “lockdown” order so that they people will use tomorrow, April 10, 2020 being “Good Friday to stock up goods and groceries for the Easter celebration
“The governor of Imo State, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, has approved Friday, April 10, 2020, for Imo people and residents to shop for food items for the Easter celebrations”, according to the Press Release from Hon. Declan Emelumba, Commissioner for Information Imo State.
It implies that the total lockdown of the state will be temporarily relaxed on Friday (tomorrow) April 10, 2020, to enable Imo people and Orlu residents, in particular, to shop for food items only for the Easter celebrations.
In lieu of this, the Council boss, Nneoma Ndukwu has appealed to food markets and food vending supermarkets to open for the public from 6 am to 6 pm tomorrow.
“All concerned are advised to adhere strictly to the time allowed and ensure they shop only for food items”, the release pointed out.
She further called on other dealers on non-food items and groceries to remain closed until the Governor directs otherwise.
Nneoma Ndukwu, who is also a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Imo State, thanked the good people of Orlu for their patience so far and called on them to have faith in God, adding? the COVID -19 pandemic will soon become history”.
” Let us take this lockdown as a sacrifice we must make in the interest of society and humanity. God protects his children over every infirmity, but we must do the ones we are supposed to do for us to be alive.
“We should bear in mind that “Obedience is better than sacrifice” as we all are in this together. Our Governor, Distinguished Senator Hope Odidika Uzodinma ( Onwa Oyoko) is a man filled with human kindness and he is aware of our predicaments concerning the lockdown as a result of the pandemic which is aimed at making it not to enter into our state”
” Orlu people are therefore advised to observe the Easter Sunday church services on-line or through the Electronic media as it affects their respective denominations” as directed by the Governor.
“Security agencies are under firm orders to ensure that the lockdown order is strictly adhered to and those caught in violation are promptly arrested and prosecuted.
“The lockdown continues on Saturday and everybody is advised to take it seriously”.