Warders mount surveillance in Edo correctional centres 

Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its affiliates in Edo state Tuesday took to major roads in Benin City to protest the high cost of living in the country.

The protesting workers also took their grievances to the Edo state Government House, where  they presented their demands to the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, for onward transmission to Governor Godwin Obaseki.

The protesters carried placards of various inscriptions such as, “End naira devaluation, support local production, free education not student loan, stop robbing the poor, end hunger, poverty” amongst others.

This was just as security operatives took over some public institutions to forestall possible hijack of the protest and attack by hoodlums.

Blueprint correspondent, who monitored the exercise observed that armed warders mounted surveillance around the prison facilities on Benin Sapele and Airport Roads respectively.

Soldiers were also seen at the gates of the facilities, apparently to compliment the warders.