The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has referred to as on the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, to banish the 12 monarchs that went to Abuja with out authorities’s authorization.
He mentioned the oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze that led them to the journey must also be punished accordingly, for sabotage.
Obiano had suspended the 12 monarchs from workplace for one 12 months due to the journey which authorities noticed as an affront and breach of guidelines and protocols of conventional operations within the state.
However Ngige in a phone interview with journalists on Saturday mentioned the suspension was not sufficient punishment.
“When someone is suspended from performing the features of his workplace, it’s pure that he be barred from being in that neighborhood. Permitting him to remain round is dangerous as a result of he’s a risk to peace. With a purpose to avert such risk, he ought to be despatched out to a different place to stop doable conduct more likely to trigger breach of regulation and order within the neighborhood.
“So, I counsel the Anambra State authorities to relocate these 12 conventional rulers from their communities to keep away from a state of affairs more likely to trigger breach of public peace. The businessman (Arthur Eze) who took them to the Abuja journey ought to be punished for sabotage.
Alor neighborhood in Idemili Native Authorities Space of the state (the place Ngige hails from) had protested in opposition to the suspended monarch, MacAnthony Okonkwo for being a part of the Abuja journey.
The protest which started round 9am on Saturday, was led by the Imo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof Emeka Ezeonu, who’s a local of Alor, and different dignitaries of the neighborhood.
The protesters described their monarch as an imposition on them, saying they had been embarrassed by his conduct in opposition to the state authorities by embarking on the Abuja journey. They requested Obiano to withdraw the certificates of recognition of the ruler.
The President Common of Alor, Chief Uzoma Igbonwa, whereas addressing the protesters, mentioned the individuals of the neighborhood would proceed to assist Governor Obiano’s administration, including that Alor would by no means work in opposition to the state authorities.
The suspended monarch whereas reacting mentioned he was not an imposition to the neighborhood, describing the protest in opposition to him because the handiwork of his detractors.
He mentioned, “On return from the Abuja journey, I tendered an unreserved apology to our governor, Chief Willie Obiano; the state authorities, the standard rulers’ council; members of my cupboard and my topics, whereas admitting that I erred by not informing the related authorities earlier than touring”.