Effects of IPOB Sit-At-Home Order on The Socio-Economic Development of The South East, Nigeria Between 2020 And 2022
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- August 11, 2023
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The studies investigated the effects of IPOB Sit-at-home order on the socio-economic development of the South East, Nigeria between 2020 and 2022. Specifically, the study examined the effects of IPOB Sit-at-home order on the socio-economic development of the South East, Nigeria in the specific areas of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), educational system and transport sub-sector of the South East region of Nigeria which sub-serve as indicators of socio-economic development. The study is qualitative and adopted a documentary research design and made use of data gathered through documented evidence/secondary sources which majorly include media publications/reports while the Systems theory of Talcott Parsons and David Easton provided a theoretical orientation to the study. The study found out that IPOB Sit-at-home order has destructive/serious negative effects on all the indicators of socio-economic development in the South East, Nigeria. Based on this, the study recommended urgently, the need for an internal dialogue among the Igbo traditional rulers, the incumbent governors the South East, Nigeria and the claimed leaders of IPOB across states in the region. More so, there should be the introduction of online classes for students every Monday for the meantime while writings of examinations on Mondays should be an exception until the Sit-at-home is over. In addition, the Nigerian government should free the acclaimed leader of the group (Mazi Nnamdi Kanu) from detention and then dialogue with the group (IPOB) with regards to their claims and demands rather than strong military approach. All these serve as commendable and practical solutions and also, an empirical source for further studies.
Keywords: IPOB Sit-At-Home Order; Socio-Economic Development; South East
Amah, Chijioke Jonathan1* and Prof. Fred O. Eze2