Protest erupts in Ibadan over hardship

Protest in Ibadan over economic hardship

Young people in Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Monday took to the streets to express their frustration over the poor state of the economy.  

The protesters gathered around the Mokola area in the state wielding placards with various inscriptions such as ‘End food hike and inflation,’ ‘The poor are starving,’ and ‘Tinubu, don’t forget your promises,’ among others.

Policemen were seen offering protection to the protesters.

In early February, residents of Suleja in Niger State expressed their displeasure over the high cost of living in the country through a protest.

Students protest abduction of pupils, teachers in Ekiti

Falana joins hundreds of lawyers to protest police brutality in Lagos

An eyewitness Mr Yazid Abubakar, who spoke to Channels Television by telephone, said the protesters were at the popular Moroko Road where the biggest market is located in the town.

The protesters carried placards with various inscriptions such as “Leadership is all about improving the life of the masses,” and “Nigerians are suffering, stop the hardship now,” among others.

With inflation at 29.90 as of January and the local currency exchanging at approximately N1,500 to a dollar, the prices of goods have increased significantly, eating deep into incomes.