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Protest erupts in Ibadan over hardship



On Monday, youth protested in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, to express their dissatisfaction with the state of the economy.

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

Police officers were seen providing protection to the protesters.

Residents of Suleja in Niger State held a protest in early February to express their displeasure with the country’s high living costs.

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.

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