END NIGERIA HARDSHIP: Residents Protest High Cost of Living, Ground Vehicular Movement

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Ibadan Residents, on Monday staged a peaceful protest over the high cost of living in Nigeria.

The protest which took place at Mokola round about , Sango and UI saw the protesters carrying placards to express their grievances over harsh economy condition with inscriptions such as “End fuel hike”, people are suffering End bad people , End Constant kidnapping, Reduce the cost of governance save the masses from poverty and hardship.

Security personnel in their numbers were seen on ground to maintain law and order as the peaceful protest caused gridlock for motorists plying the affected routes.

one of the Organizers of the protest, a Social Advocate, Mr Solomon Emiola said the protest was a collective efforts of aggrieved Nigerians on the need for the government to cushion the unbearable hardship being faced by the Masses.

Emiola maintained that, Nigerians were not benefiting optimally from basic amenities which are the primary responsibilities of any government to its citizens, hence the need for them to hold a peaceful protest in order to hold them accountable especially over the hike in prices of foodstuffs and other services .

Another protester, Queen Mobalaji said the peaceful protest was to press home their demands for government to address the issues of insecurity and Corruption that are bedeviling country thereby causing poverty and hunger, appealing to the government to ameliorate the suffering of the people.

Speaking, a Cleric who joined the protest, Pastor Paul Steve advised the government to encourage food importation into the country if that would be the solution to addressing the persistence food hunger among the majority of Nigerians.

Pastor Paul noted that the number of Farmers in the country could no longer feed a population of over 200 hundred millions due to insecurity and inaccessibility to their farmlands.

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