Nigerian Civil Societies Announce Mass Protest Against Hardship and Hunger

A coalition of Nigerian civil societies has announced a mass protest scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, to address the growing hardship and hunger under the administration of President Bola Tinubu.

The participating groups include the Take-It-Back Movement (TIB), African Action Congress party (AAC), Joint Action Front (JAF), Education Rights Campaign (ERC), Socialist Workers and Youth League (SWL), and PRP Vanguard.

In a joint statement titled “Enough is Enough to Hardship and Hunger, Great Nigerian People,” the organizations expressed their outrage over the rising prices of essential goods and services since President Tinubu removed fuel subsidies on May 29, 2023.

The groups stated, “Hardly is any average Nigerian able to feed. We are hungry. Our children are hungry. Our youth are becoming criminals and prostitutes. Things are hard.”

They criticized the government, accusing those in power of living in luxury while the general populace suffers. “President Tinubu, the First Lady, and the First Son have turned Nigeria’s commonwealth into their private feeding bottle. The governors, senators, House of Representatives and House of Assembly members are collecting fat salaries and allowances. Their friends in business like Aliko Dangote and other thieves are also smiling to the bank. Yet they tell us to tighten our belts.”

The coalition aims to mobilize citizens across the country to protest against the severe economic conditions and demand better governance and accountability from their leaders.


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