Edo CSOs Storm Benin, Protest Over Economic Hardship

Civil Society Organisations in Edo State have stormed the streets of Benin City, the state capital.

The protest followed the current economic hardship currently affecting Nigerians.

Members of the CSOs carried various placards such as “End Economic Hardship”, and “FG End the Hunger in Nigeria Now,” among many others, to state their grievances.

The Benin protest is coming after Ibadan residents protested against economic hardship.

Meanwhile, a human rights group identified as ‘Take it Back Movement’ hit the streets of Lagos State to protest against the soaring prices of food items and high cost of living in the country.

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

The Nigeria Labour Congress has vowed to also stage a protest beginning from tomorrow.

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

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