Youths Protest In Ibadan Over Hunger, High Cost Of Living


Thousands of youths and women took to the streets of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Monday, February and protested against hunger, high cost of living, food inflation and the current economic hardship brought about by the sudden removal of fuel subsidy in the country.

The protesters carrying different placards commenced their protests in the Mokola area of Ibadan, the state capital, chanting different anti-Tinubu and government songs to drive home their points.

Some of the placards carried by the protesters had inscriptions such as; ‘Tinubu, Don’t Forget Your Promises’ ‘The Sufferring Is Unbearable’ ‘End Food Prices Hike And Inflation’, ‘The Poor Is Starving’,  ‘The Poor Are Dying’, among others.

As the protests progressed, some armed policemen came to the scene of the protest and followed the youths and women that were demonstrating peaceful against the biting economic hardship in the land which they insisted was caused by the removal of petrol subsidy and the floating of the Dollars exchange rate with no safety valves.

The Police command in Oyo State had on Sunday, February 18, 2024issued a warning that no breach of peace would be allowed during any protest in the state.

The protest in Oyo on Monday took place after those of Minna and Suleja in Niger State, Kano, amongst others over excruciating economic hardship occasioned by the sudden removal of petrol subsidy with its spiral effects on quadruple inflation particularly as it affected food inflation and high cost of living.

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