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Peaceful protest in Ibadan over rising cost of living, economic hardship

It was the turn of Oyo state on Monday as thousands of residents of Ibadan, the state capital staged a peaceful protest over rising cost of living and economic hardship in the country.

 

The protesting crowd of youths gathered at the Mokola area of Ibadan, carrying placards and chanting songs to express their agitation.

One of the leaders of the protest, while addressing the throng of youth protesters lamented the economic hardship and ineffectiveness of government policies on privatization and subsidy removal.

Armed police were on standby at the protest scene to ensure the march remained peaceful.

Some of the inscriptions on the placards say, “Tinubu open border,” Tinubu gooooo”, “Give us good health facilities”, “‘End food hike and inflation’, ‘The poor are starving’, ‘Tinubu, don’t forget your promises’, amongst others.

Recall that on February 8, 2024, residents of the ancient city of Kano trooped out in large numbers to stage a peaceful protest over the high cost of food, lamenting that the economic situation has worsened daily.

Some others have equally had their share of the protest.

Meanwhile, a two-day nationwide protest from February 27-28th, 2024 has been declared by the Labour Unions, NLC and TUC where the Federal Government fails to fulfil an agreement signed last October.

 

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