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  • Updated: February 27, 2024

Economic hardship: NLC holds protest in Ondo [Photos]

Economic hardship: NLC holds protest in Ondo [Photos]

In a show of dissatisfaction with the current economic hardships, members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ondo State Chapter gathered at the road leading to the Governor's office in Akure, the state capital, for a peaceful protest.

Brandishing placards bearing messages such as "Fix Local Refineries," "End Subsidy," and "Stop Hunger and Lower Food Prices," the protesters voiced their concerns over the escalating cost of living, particularly the rising prices of essential food items.

In an interview with Allnews.ng on Tuesday, a local trader named Jimmy Bukola lamented the impact of the economic downturn on her business.

She highlighted the strain caused by the relentless increase in food prices, leading to a decline in sales and forcing many to compromise on their dietary intake.

"As a store owner, I was taken aback by the exorbitant prices of food items during my recent purchase. Some prices surged by as much as 50%," Jimmy shared.

"However, when I attempted to sell these items in my store, my customers expressed dissatisfaction and refrained from making purchases. Consequently, my sales plummeted, with some attributing it to the government's removal of fuel subsidy."

She continued, "We implore the government to empathize with our plight. We are grappling with the challenges of soaring prices and dwindling sales. We urge prompt governmental intervention to alleviate our hardship, as we are on the brink of starvation due to these adversities."

See pictures of the protest below:

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