JUST IN: Major roads blocked as residents protest high living cost in Minna (Video)

JUST IN: Major roads blocked as residents protest high living cost in Minna (Video)

Major roads within the Minna metropolis, Niger State, have been blocked as residents protested the high cost of living in the country.

The protesters including women and youths on Monday, February 5, 2024, were heard chanting protest songs, while security agents including policemen looked on.

The protesters said the rising cost of food items and poor government effort to arresting the situation forced them to block major roads so that government will hear their cryMajor roads within the Minna metropolis, Niger State, have been blocked as residents protested the high cost of living in the country.

The protesters including women and youths on Monday, February 5, 2024, were heard chanting protest songs, while security agents including policemen looked on.

The protesters said the rising cost of food items and poor government effort to arresting the situation forced them to block major roads so that government will hear their cry

The Deputy Governor of Niger State, Yakubu Garba, while addressing the protesters, said the government is aware of the pain and hardship families are faced with at this time.

He said the government is working towards reducing the cost of living and consequences of the petrol subsidy removal.Meanwhile, a member representing Yagba Federal Constituency of Kogi State in the National Assembly, Leke Abejide, has called on Nigerians irrespective of political and religious inclination, to bear with the administration of President Bola Tinubu for at least two years to enable its policies to manifest and benefit from their good results.

Abejide made the call on Saturday during a grand reception organised in his honour by the Yoruba community in Kano State.

The event also featured his conferment of the title of Asiwaju of Yoruba Kano by His Royal Highness, the Oba Yoruba of Kano, Dr. Murtala Otisese.

”I have the confidence that the Tinubu administration will make the economy better for the country. I have said it before, it is like when a woman is in labour there is a lot of pain pending when she delivers.

“If You are looking at the policies the government is making, you will know that we should give at least two years, I know it is a long time for people who are in hardships, but in less than two years you will see the impact, the economy is going to be transformed. I have that belief,” he said.

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