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Protests in Lagos, Osun, Edo over hardship

In Lagos, the Take It Back Movement orchestrated a protest at Ojuelegba Roundabout, decrying what they perceived as oppressive policies. Juwon Sanyaolu, the group’s coordinator, called for immediate reversals of fuel subsidy removal and the floating of the naira, attributing these decisions to the International Monetary Fund. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade, and his officers were vigilant to prevent any disruption by troublemakers, emphasizing the need for a peaceful protest.

Simultaneously, in Osogbo, the Joint Action Front led protesters through major roads, displaying banners demanding an end to economic hardship and hunger in Nigeria. Waheed Saka, a civil society leader, urged President Tinubu to address the growing economic crisis, stressing its unbearable impact on citizens. Police and civil defense officers were deployed to ensure the protest’s security.

The Edo Civil Society Organisation (EDOCSO) echoed similar sentiments in Benin, causing gridlocks on Ring Road and other adjacent routes. Leftist Austin Enabulele, the acting chairman, spoke out against the prevailing hunger, hardship, and perceived bad governance in Nigeria, expressing the collective frustration of the citizens.

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