Protest rocks Edo over subsidy removal

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Protest rocks Edo


On Thursday, Edo Civil Society Organizations took to the streets to protest the removal of fuel subsidies, which has led to an increase in the price of fuel at the pump.



During the public demonstration, a portion of the Benin-to-Lagos highway was closed.



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The protests, which occurred at various locations throughout the state, impeded commercial activities and vehicular traffic, forcing commuters to walk long distances to reach their destinations.


They demanded the reversal of the subsidy removal, lamenting that Nigerians were already confronted with numerous difficulties and that an increase in fuel prices would only exacerbate their plight and possibly cause the premature death of many.



Displaying placards with phrases such as “Nigerians can’t buy petrol at N520; we can’t buy petrol at N520 but at N210; Petrol must be N210 until the end of July,” the protesters vowed to continue until the government finds a permanent solution to their demand.

Omobude Agho, the former coordinator of EDOCSO, told reporters in Benin that the purpose of the protest was to get President Bola Tinubu’s attention so he can reconsider the decision to eliminate subsidy and put measures in place to alleviate the plight of the masses.


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He stated, “We are protesting the increase in petrol prices that began on Wednesday. It is unfortunate that the president will make a subsidy announcement and the price will increase from N210 to over N500. We were shocked to discover that even NNPC Limited had set the pump price at or above N500. Consequently, we believe this is a plot to murder Nigerians and send us to an early grave.



“Only God knows what policy they will develop tomorrow if we sit back, fold our hands, and allow this to continue. What we are doing is merely a test; we have not yet begun. If we do not receive good news by tomorrow (Friday), we will intensify the protest.


We are localizing the demonstration. This indicates that the occurrences are not occurring along a single axis, but rather in multiple locations. It is ongoing in locations such as Uselu Shell, Ologbo, Siluko, and Agbor Park. By tomorrow, additional areas will be activated, said Agho.



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