Protest Rocks Lagos Over Soaring Cost of Living

Protest Rocks Lagos Over Soaring Cost of Living

Some Lagosians rounded off the week by staging a peaceful protest on Saturday over the rising cost of living ravaging the country.

The protesters which included market women and men as well as youths carried different placards to the Ibeju-Lekki area of the state to vent their grievances over the hardship.

During the protest in the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos, the women carried placards with inscriptions such as “Baba Tinubu, Nigerians are hungry”, and ‘Tinubu, come and rescue us”, among others.

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Over the past few days, some Nigerians have taken to the streets in protest in Kogi, Osun, Niger, and Kano states over the rising cost of living in the country.

Since the removal of the petrol subsidy in May 2023, prices of commodities in the country have been going up.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Prof. Itse Sagay has said the sudden manner in which President Bola Tinubu removed the fuel subsidy in his inaugural speech on May 29, 2023, created untold hardship for Nigerians.

Sagay, who served as the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption under former President Mohammed Buhari made this known in an interview aired on Channels Television on Friday.

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