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  • Updated: February 07, 2023

Naira, Fuel Scarcity Protest Breaks Out In Ondo

Naira, Fuel Scarcity Protest Breaks Out In Ondo

Some residents of Ondo State have staged a protest to express their grievances over the scarcity of fuel and the new Naira notes and the fuel crisis..

This development comes despite the warning by the Ondo State Police Command advising against such.

The protesters, who grounded the busy Ore/Benin expressway, also prevented vehicular and human movement on the routes.

It was gathered that many motorists and commuters were forced to use alternative roads as a result of the protest.

One of the protesters, Adebimbe Ogunyemi, told our reporter that the recent hardship ravaging the country, especially the scarcity of petrol, forced them to troop to the streets.

The police had on Monday asked residents in the state not to embark on any protest on the streets to demonstrate the lingering fuel scarcity and hoarding of the new naira notes by commercial banks.

Oyeyemi Oyediran, the Commissioner of Police for Ondo State gave the warning at a stakeholders’ meeting on Monday.

Oyediran had said any action or inaction of the protesters could lead to a breach of peace in the state.

He noted that the Command was aware of a plan by some angry residents most especially the youths in the state to embark on a protest as a way of showcasing their grievances towards the nationwide fuel scarcity.

There has been a nationwide outrage over scarcity of the Naira notes and unavailability of fuel.

This outrage has led to bloody protest in Ibadan, Oyo State and Abeokuta, Ogun State respectively.

On Saturday, February 4, 2023, in Ibadan, a protesters was shot dead during an alleged clash with soldiers while another was on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, shot in Abeokuta.

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