The Nationwide #IStandWithNigeria protests took place today in at least three states; Abuja –The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Lagos as well as Ibadan.
Protesters took to the streets carrying placards with inscriptions “Unemployed people are hungry and angry,” “All Nigerian lives matter,” “Where is our president?” “Enough is Enough,” among others.
Tuface Idibia, Award winning musician cancelled his much-publicised Feb. 6, anti-government protest due to security reasons.
In an Instagram post and a short video via his official handle @official2baba on Saturday.
Despite Tuface backing out of the protest, Nigerians still went out en-mass to protest and spill their minds carrying placards with different inscriptions to the government.
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Comedian, Seyilaw also joined demonstrators at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
Charly Boy also joined the protest in Lagos.
Yemi Osinbajo, acting President, has reacted to the #IStandWithNigeria Protests that took place today.
Osinbajo, while declaring a Public Consultative Forum on Nigeria Economy Recovery & Growth Plan #NERGP open, said that the government has heard the demands of the protesters, adding that it is working “day and night” to make life easier for Nigerians.
“To those who are protesting, WE HEAR YOU loud and clear. To those who are on the streets protesting the economic situation & those who are not, but feel the pain of economic hardship, we hear you. You deserve a decent life and and we are working night and day to make life easier”.
We really hope the government listens to the cries of the masses and do the needful asap.