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Hardship: Ibadan residents protest high cost of living, says no more ‘emilokan’

The residents in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday, embarked on a street protest in reaction to the high prices of food and other commodities, inflation and high cost of living due to the worsening economic situation in the country.

Penpushing reports that the residents converged at Mokola area of Ibadan, the state capital early on Monday, staging a peaceful protest and were seen chanting songs and carrying placards with various inscriptions.

The inscriptions read: “No more Emilokan,’ ‘End bad governance,’ ‘End food hike now,’ ‘Mr. President, this is not the hope,’ ‘Insecurity is not our birthright,’ ‘Open border,’ and ‘End hardship,’ among others., while the protest was done amid a heavy presence of police personnel.

Penpushing further reports that it is recalled that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in similar development has also given an ultimatum to the Nigerian government to address the pervasive hardship in the country decisively or risk a two-day national protest on 27 and 28 February, later this month.

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