BREAKING: Photos, Details Emerge as Angry Youths Protest in Abeokuta Over Fuel, Naira Scarcity
- The youths in Abeokuta are unhappy as the scarcity of the new naira notes and fuel persists
- To express their grievances, the youths took to the streets of Abeokuta and blocked the roads demanding as they demanded urgent solutions
- Reacting on social media, some Nigerians said the protest was planned by some elements who want the 2023 election postponed, while others called for similar action across the 36 states of the federation
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Some residents in Abeokuta have taken to the streets to express their bitterness over the Naira and fuel scarcity in the country.
In pictures shared on Tuesday, February 7, residents trooped to the streets over the persistent scarcity of cash and fuel, The Punch report confirmed.
From the photos making rounds on the internet, the protest disrupted commercial activities in the affected locations.
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Nigerians took to the Facebook page of Legit.ng and reacted to the sad development.
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Olusegun Oso Oshey wrote:
"Effect of APC's bad governance."
Iyke Pius Obichukwu decried:
"The suffering is much, I spent 6hours today in fuel station ."
Olumakinde Jeremiah revealed:
"CBN carries bundles of new currency to their door steps for exchange in Katsina while people are collapsing and dieing on queue in the south.soldier oppressing our people on queue.
"What a balanced treatment in Nigeria."
King Jay said:
"Love the part where they ripped off APC banners and posters, people are getting liberated."
Funmi Adetunji disclosed that:
"I no fit blame Abeokuta I just imagine how they are surviving with the heat and still no fuel to use gen."
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Tinubu makes passionate appeal to Nigerians as fuel, new naira notes scarcity bites harder
With the scarcity of new Naira notes and fuel unabated in many parts of the country, the All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has once again appealed to Nigerians to remain calm as the government and relevant agencies continue to work out solutions.
Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, February 7th, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu said he sympathises with the people, especially the downtrodden who have been made to bear the brunt of the new naira policy by the Central Bank and irregular supply of petrol that have combined to inflict avoidable pains on the masses.
He made the appeal in a statement issued in Abuja by Bayo Onanuga, Director, Media and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council, PCC and sent to Legit.ng.
Naira swap: Court gives fresh verdict on CBN's deadline on use of old notes
A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court reportedly compelled the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to go ahead with the full implementation of the controversial naira redesign policy.
The court delivered the ruling on Monday, February 6, in the suit marked FCT/HC/CV/2234/2023, according to a report filed by TheCable.
Legit.ng gathers that the court restrained the CBN from extending the deadline on the use of old naira notes.