Protesting Ibadan youth to Tinubu: Address hunger, hardships, insecurity now 

Amidst warning from the Oyo state Police command, hundreds of protesters Monday stormed Mokola roundabout axis of Ibadan for a peaceful demonstration over the current hardship in the country.

The protesters mainly youth arrived the Mokola venue of the commencement of the rally with series of placards condemning the increase in the prices of foodstuffs and other essential materials in the country. 

Armed with placards having inscriptions such as “Tinubu Must Address Insecurity” and “Hunger is Killing Us” as well as alleging that President Tinubu-led government is  not doing enough to alleviate the hardships in the country, the protesters were busy chatting anti government songs. 

The protesters were specifically asking President Tinubu to without wasting time address the raging issues of insecurity and economic hardship as well as hunger in and across the country.

Expressing their displeasure with the present situation in Nigeria under the leadership of President Tinubu, the protesters are among others demanding immediate end to the hardships in the country.

They said the high cost of living in the country is presently making living  difficult for Nigerians as majority of Nigerians can no longer afford basic necessities of life, particularly foodstuffs 

After assembling at the Mokola round about meeting point, the protesters headed for Sango, Bodija, Agodi secretariat, Total Garden and returned to Mokola for a joint rally with Police and other security agencies closely monitoring the protesters. 

Addressing journalists on behalf of the protesters, Comrade Kunle Ajayi, said the protest became necessary following the current economic hardship in the country with nothing working in Nigeria presently.

“We have to come out, Nigeria cannot continue this way. Things are so bad. We need to rise up. We need to come out together as people. We need to say no to bad policies. We need to tell the IMF and Tinubu that his policies are against the people. If you have N100,000, it is like N1000 , if you have N10,000, it is like N1,000,” he said.

Comrade Ajayi added: “Nothing is working. We need to make things work. That is the reason why we are outside. We are mobilising. It is just testing the microphone.”