Protest in Minna Over High Cost of Living

Scores of women and youth on Monday protested high cost of living in Nigeria.

They also protested the epileptic power and water supply in Minna, the state capital.

The protest started at about 7:00am, resulting in the protesters blocking the ever busy Minna – Bida Road, thereby obstructing vehicular movements to and from the Niger state capital.

The protesters carried placards, some of which had inscriptions like ‘No Food, We are Dying of Hunger,’ ‘Save Our families’ and others

Several travellers and staff of the National Examination Council (NECO) and Federal University of Technology Minna, whose headquarters are located outside the city centre, could not access their places of work, with majority of them returning home.

It could not be confirmed under which platform the protest took place.

However, some of the protesters who carried fresh leaves said high cost of living was making things difficult for their families.

The police tried to disperse them, but were chased away by the protesters.