- Civil society organisations (CSOs) and other concerned persons have registered their displeasure over the growing poverty in the country
- The group carried placards and banners with various inscriptions while chanting songs that conveyed their message to the government
The leader of the Lagos protest, Femi Falana, explained why it was crucial to provide for the poor. The lawyer inferred that there is a link between poverty and insecurity
The Nation reported that some groups which took part in the protests include rights activists, civil society organisations (CSOs), labour unionists, youth bodies, and others.
The protest in Lagos which was reportedly led by activist-lawyer, Femi Falana, was tagged National Day of Action Against Insecurity in Nigeria.
He and the other peaceful protesters carried placards with different inscriptions.
The lawyer and his group marched to the Lagos state secretariat at Alausa, Ikeja, the state capital on Monday, May 31.
They were received by members of the State House of Assembly.
Falana advised the Lagos House of Assembly to make laws that will increase the budgetary allocations to the poor.
He stated that peace could be guaranteed in the country if the poor are not provided with basic needs.
“It is now clear in our country that without peace for the poor, there cannot be peace for the rich. For those who want to fight banditry and terrorism, we must put all our children in school.''
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its leaders are responsible for the killing of the popular politician, Ahmed Gulak.
The party made the allegation in a statement issued through its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan via Facebook on Monday, May 31. Ologbondiyan claimed that its findings indicate that the death of Gulak and other killings in the country should be blamed on the ruling party.
The PDP accused members of the APC of having links to those causing insecurity in the country.