- The people of Osun state have decided to do something about the hike in petrol price, electricity tariff and cable TV subscriptions
- The #RevolutionNow movement and National Association of Nigeria Students were out on the streets to protest over the hike
- The youths carried placards with several inscriptions while chanting anti-government songs
Members of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) and #RevolutionNow movement on Tuesday, September 8, took to the streets in Osun state to protest the hike in petrol price, electricity tariff among others.
According to The Nation, protesters converged on the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Old Garage in Osogbo, and marched to Ola-Iya junction.
The protest is coming almost a week after the Petroleum Pricing Marketing Company (PPMC), increased the price of petrol from N138 to NN151.56 per litre.
The protesters while chanting anti-government songs carried placards with different inscriptions showing their displeasure over the increase in electricity tariff and petrol price.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that barely two days after the increase in electricity tariff and fuel price, members of the coalition for civil societies on Friday, September 4, stormed Osogbo, the capital of Osun state, to protest the new development.
The protesters took off from Freedom Park, Osogbo, around 8:30 am. It was gathered that the protesters who expressed displeasure said the “approval of new electricity tariff and increment in the pump price of petrol is the highest level of insensitivity and wickedness from President Muhammad Buhari-led All Progressives Congress government.”
Similarly, President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the recent increase in both the electricity tariffs and the pump price of petrol which generated criticism among some Nigerians.
Buhari on Monday, September 7, said the electricity tariffs adjustment was made in order to address the power supply challenges Nigerians have experienced over the years.
According to the president, he knows the recent changes may cause discomfort to Nigerians. He promised to continue introducing relief packages to alleviate the conditions of the people.
In other news, the former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has thrown his weight behind the removal of fuel subsidy and other measures being taken by the federal government to stabilize the economy.
In an interview on Arise TV on Friday, September 4, Sanusi said the move by the government was critical and the right thing to do.
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