By G9ija

The former Governor of Abia State and the Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu on Tuesday lamented that the continued sit-at-home order instigated by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the South-East region is being counter-productive.

Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Abuja, Sen. Kalu disclosed that billions of naira are being lost due to the self-imposed lockdown in the South-East.

Appealing to the outlawed group, the senator said that it is not the right thing to do adding that it would promote hardship.

He said, “I don’t support this sit-at-home, because each day they do so, billions of naira are lost.

”Also, there are families that the only money they make is on a daily therefore any day they don’t make daily money, they don’t feed.

”So, in all honesty, I don’t think this is the right time for our people to do this because you cannot punish the same people you say you want to protect.’’