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UPDATED: Students protest in Osun over electricity, petrol hike, others


Toba Adedeji, Osogbo

Students under the aegis of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) on Tuesday protested in Osogbo capital of Osun State against the hike in electricity tariff, petrol price, Cable TV subscription among others.

The protesters in their numbers converged at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Old Garage around 9:30 AM. Security Operatives including the Directorate of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Police, and Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps were on the ground to maintain law and order.

The students who were joined with the #Revolution now a movement in solidarity were chanting anti-government songs with placards in their hands. The inscriptions on the placards read: NANS says no to hike in PMS pump price, No to hike electricity tariff, don’t ruin our democracy, Reverse PMS Price amongst others.

Security operatives stationed their patrol vehicles in all the areas that the protesters marched through.

READ ALSO: BREAKING: Protest in Osun over electricity, petrol hike

They started marching from Freedom Park through MDS to a popular junction, Ola-Iya before they eventually terminated the protest before the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Correspondents’ Chapel, Fagbewesa where the leaders of the protest addressed journalists.

One of the leaders, Comrade Kola Lawal said the aim of the protest is to resist all anti-people policies by President Muhammadu Buhari government such as the hike in pipe pump price, electricity tariff, cable TV subscriptions, and others.

Also, Alfred Adegoke urged Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress, and other relevant stakeholders to oppose the hike in the price of electricity, petroleum, and Cable TV subscription imposed by the Federal Government.

The leader of the Revolution Now movement, Comrade Olawale Bakare issued a three weeks ultimatum to the FG saying they will hit streets of the streets with protests on October 1, 20,20 if the necessary things we’re not done on the hike in price.

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