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Naira/Fuel Scarcity: Activists Set Date To Embark On Protest In Osun



Naira/Fuel Scarcity: Activists Set Date To Embark On Protest In Osun

Human Rights group, The People’s Advocates, Osun State, has threatened to embarked on protest over the scarcity of premium motor spirit (PMS), and redesigned naira notes on Monday.

The group Publicity Secretary, Comrade Olowu Emmanuel in a statement signed on Friday said “The severe hardship and sufferings brought upon the masses of Nigeria have reached a crescendo and are no longer bearable.

“From the unending petroleum scarcity, (for a country that is placed among the 10 largest crude oil producers in the world) to the increase in the rate of electricity tariff, to the obnoxious naira redesign policy that has caused unprecedented hardship, the high cost of leaving, the hydra-headed growing rate of unemployment, mismanagement, worsening state of security with kidnappings and killings now the order of the day, and numerous unfulfilled promises of our government.

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“Sadly, the government rather than looking for a solution that will provide succor to the sufferings is carrying on unperturbed. They are proceeding as if the welfare of the ordinary Nigerian means nothing to them.

“It is time to show our dissatisfaction, we must peacefully protest the failure of our government and tell them enough is enough, we can not continue to suffer amid plenty.

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“This is not the time to sit and look, we must peacefully show our anger and frustrations, and we must speak out loud so our leaders will hear us.

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“The protest is spearheaded by The People’s Advocates*

“The People’s Advocates is hereby calling on all the suffering Nigerians, concerned citizens, civil society groups, the student movement, and organized labor for a peaceful protest on Monday 6th of February 2023 to say enough is enough,

“Enough to bad governance and leadership ineptitude.

The statement noted that Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo will be the venue for convergent.

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication