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Minna Residents Block Roads in Protest Against High Cost of Living: Government Responds

Boom RadioNG | February 5, 2024

Residents of Minna, the capital of Niger State, took to the streets on Monday to express their dissatisfaction with the high cost of living in the country. The protesters, comprised of women and youths, demonstrated their frustration by blocking major roads within the metropolis. Chanting protest songs, they aimed to draw attention to the increasing cost of food items and the perceived lack of government intervention in addressing the situation.

Minna Protest

The Deputy Governor of Niger State, Yakubu Garba, acknowledged the grievances of the protesters and assured them that the government is aware of the pain and hardship faced by families at this time. He emphasized that the government is actively working towards reducing the cost of living and mitigating the consequences of the petrol subsidy removal.

As the protest unfolded, security agents, including policemen, were present to ensure a peaceful demonstration.

 

 

Written by Boom RadioNG

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