*insist on reversal of the hike, increment
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) comprising of the Alliance for Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond, ASCAB and Join Action Force (JAF), All Workers Convergence and NANS on Monday protested against the recently hike in fuel price and electricity Tarrif.
The Civil societies members and the leaders as early as 7.30am stormed the University of Ibadan main gate for the commencement of the rally.
At about 8am, the protester with their leaders departed the University of Ibadan enmass heading for other major streets and some nearby markets in the city for the rally .
The protesters in their large numbers were busy chanting anti government songs as well as kicking against the hike in price of petrol as well as the increment in electricity tarrif by the Federal government, which they tagged anti masses policies.
Armed with placards having various inscriptions condemning the hike and the increment such as, “Removal of Fuel Subsidy is Fraud”, “Never Again, We say no to Corruption”, “Proper Funds for Education and Health”, ´We say no to corrupt leaders” , the protesters frowned at the alleged posture of the Federal government to the plight of Nigerian masses.
The protesters and the Civil societies leaders during the rally were busy encouraging Nigerians on the need to resist the hike in petrol price and the increment in the electricity tarrif, stressing that.the hike and the increment was nothing but a clear demonstration of the anti masses posture of the President Muhammadu Buhari APC led administration.
The Civil societies members and their leaders during the rally moved from University of Ibadan main gate to Bodija Market, Oje Market ,Yemetu, Mokola and Oyo State Government Secretariat, Agodi and other locations in Ibadan with their members condemning the government policies and demanding immediate reversal of the hike and increment.
Speaking on the rally, National Coordinator of All Workers Convergence (AWC), Comrade Andrew Emelieze described the rally as a huge success attended by the Nigerian masses.
Comrade Emelieze stressed that the rally was to continuously sensitize Nigerians on the need to reject the anti masses policies of the Federal government as well as to ask the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to revert the price back to what it was when his government came into power in 2019.
“I can tell you the rally was a big success. The turnout was impressive. Nigerians are determined to resist and reject the hike in price as well as other anti masses policies of this administration