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Ondo residents protest naira, fuel scarcity


Residents of Ondo State, on Tuesday, trooped out in their large numbers to stage a peaceful protest along the Ore-Benin Expressway in the State, to register their displeasure over the biting scarcity of Naira notes and fuel.

The angry protesters blocked the ever-busy road thereby causing traffic gridlock. Many travelers plying the route were stranded for several hours.

Speaking about the development, one of the protesters and youth leader in Ore Community, Prince Adeyemi Adebayo explained that the protest became imperative in order to checkmate lackadaisical attitudes of the government towards the wellbeing of the suffering masses.

He said, “This peaceful protest is not aimed at destroying properties nor to take life but it is to express our annoyance to the government of the day that we common Nigerians are suffering. We can no longer withdraw from the banks. We also pay heavy charges at all POS, and many sleep overnight in banks due to naira scarcity.

“Going round all filling stations since three weeks till date you will discover that members of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria are selling the product between N400 and N700. We want government to do something on these issues of general concerned.”


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