Schools, businesses shut in Ebonyi to mourn late Commissioners



 Schools and businesses were shut Ebonyi on Wednesday compliance to the declaration of public holiday honour of the two civil commissioners in the that died.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Governor David Umahi had on declared Wednesday a public holiday honour of the commissioners.
would recalled that the state had within the last one month lost two commissioners: Mr Fidelis Nweze (Infrastructural ), and Mr Uche Okah (Housing).
Nweze died at Turkish Hospital Abuja on following an auto crash while Okah passed on barely a month ago.


A NAN Correspondent, who monitored the compliance of the one-day public holiday, that traders most popular markets the state complied with the directive.
All schools, both private and public, as well as commercial were closed while flags in most of the offices were flown at half mast.
A trader, Mr Johnson Maduka, who spoke with NAN, said the one-day holiday was in honour of the commissioners because death is a call to everyone.
According to Maduka, “well, the one day holiday is fine. We support the prayer and fasting for the state and for the death of the two commissioners. May their souls rest in peace.”

Mrs Juanita Okoronkwo, a teacher, described death as a necessary end for mankind.
“I have already gone to school, although I did know that today, Wednesday, has been declared a work free day in the state. I have no choice than to come back home.


“I pray to God to protect our , especially ,” Okoronkwo said.
NAN that the governor had urged all officials to embark on fasting and prayer to seek the face of God in the affairs of the state.
He also asked the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to organise three-day prayers beginning from June 23.(NAN)