Oyo’s young residents rally against the exorbitant cost of living


In Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, young protesters took to the streets on Monday, expressing their discontent with the soaring food prices and the overall economic conditions.

Gathered around the Mokola area, they brandished placards with messages like ‘End food hike and inflation,’ ‘The poor are starving,’ and ‘Tinubu, don’t forget your promises.’

Chanting grievances through songs, the demonstrators were met by armed policemen.

An anonymous protester emphasized the widespread impact, stating, “This problem affects everyone, and every Nigerian must stand for their right to collectively combat the high cost of living. We can’t afford three square meals.

Sections 39 and 40 of the country’s constitution empower every Nigerian to organize peaceful assemblies and address economic hardships.

Expect protests from various angles; it’s not just about me but all Nigerians. We must unite to restore normalcy.”

Another protester, Barakat, expressed the escalating hunger, saying, “Everything is spiraling out of control.

We can’t even manage two square meals.

We voted for Tinubu to correct Buhari’s mistakes, but the problem has escalated beyond control now.”

In Niger State, both youths and women took to the streets, blocking the Minna-Bida Road at Kpakungu Roundabout to protest the perceived hardship under the Bola Tinubu government.

The economic strain intensified after President Tinubu removed the fuel subsidy on May 29, 2023.


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