HARDSHIP: Protesters hit Lagos, Edo streets

A human rights group identified as the “Take It Back Movement” has hit the streets of Lagos State to protest against the soaring price of food and the high cost of living in the country.

The Lagos protest comes against the warning issued by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade, on Sunday.

Recall that the Nigeria Labour Congress has vowed to also stage a protest beginning tomorrow.

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On February 16, the NLC announced the nationwide protest scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday over the alleged government’s failure to implement agreements reached between both parties on October 2, 2023, following the removal of the fuel subsidy.

The decision followed the conclusion of a 14-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government to implement measures against the widespread hardship.

Similarly, Civil Society Organisations in Edo State have hit the streets of Benin City, the state capital to protest over economic hardship in the country.

EMERALDLOADED reports that members of the CSOs carried various placards, such as “End Economic Hardship”, “FG End the Hunger in Nigeria Now.”

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