Economic activities were yesterday paralysed in Makurdi the Benue State capital as Christians began seven days prayer and fasting over the security challenges in the state.
All major roads in Makurdi were deserted as commercial vehicles stay off the roads.
Schools, shops and offices were all shut down, only few Okada riders were seen plying the roads.
Our correspondent who went round the town observed that some commercial banks which opened for businesses only carried out skeletal services.
The state chairman of CAN, Rev. Akpen Leva, who expressed satisfaction with the compliance with the stay indoors by Christians to pray and fast.
He explained that CAN had ordered sit at home for all private organisations, including: artisans, market women, commercial drivers and other groups except civil servants.
Ironically, civil servants also joined in the sit at home making some offices to be locked up.
“Am happy that the sit at home order we gave today (Monday) as we commence the seven days prayer and fasting was effective but the order did not include civil servants,” Leva said.
The sit at home of the civil servants however forced state governor, Samuel Ortom to issue statement that there was no public holiday in the state.
According to the statement signed by the chief press secretary to the governor, Terver Akase, part of it read, “The prayer and fasting jointly organised by government and CAN does not affect work and markets.”
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