Protests Erupt Over Economic Hardship Across Nigerian States

Activist groups in Edo State have taken to the streets of Benin City, the state’s capital, in a public demonstration against the prevailing economic difficulties across the nation.

Protests Erupt Over Economic Hardship Across Nigerian States

According to Vanguard, the participants from various civil society organizations were seen with signs reading “End Economic Hardship” and “FG End the Hunger in Nigeria Now,” voicing their discontent.

This demonstration occurs shortly after the people of Ibadan expressed their grievances regarding the economic situation through protests.

Similarly, a rights organization known as the “Take It Back Movement” has mobilized in Lagos State, expressing their frustration with the escalating food prices and the overall high cost of living in the country.

The protest in Lagos unfolds despite a cautionary statement from Lagos State’s Police Commissioner, Adegoke Fayoade, issued on Sunday.

It’s important to note that the Nigeria Labour Congress has declared its intention to initiate a protest starting tomorrow.

On February 16, the NLC made public its plans for a national protest slated for Tuesday and Wednesday. This action is in response to what they perceive as the government’s failure to fulfill agreements made on October 2, 2023, after the removal of the fuel subsidy.

This move comes at the end of a 14-day notice served to the Federal Government, urging the implementation of measures to alleviate the general hardship experienced.

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