Hundreds of protesters, on Thursday, took over the streets of Lagos State to express their displeasure over bad governance in Nigeria.

As reported by Punch Newspapers, the demonstration, which started around 9.30 am, saw the protesters gathering around Ojota, from where they marched to the Maryland area of the state. They were seen chanting songs of solidarity.

The Punch Newspapers gathered that no fewer than 30 protesters have been arrested by security operatives.

The Coalition for Revolution tagged #RevolutionNow had in a statement before the protest called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to resign.

Justifying the need for the protest, the organisers, in a statement said, “These harsh policies that have bored a burdensome hole into the pockets of the Nigerian people are coming at a time when citizens are recovering from the adverse effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, a global health crisis that was also mismanaged by the Buhari government, plunging already struggling citizens into deeper financial problems.

“It also comes at a time when there is an unprecedented dictatorial-style crackdown on free speech, dissent, activism, journalism, and the right to associate and congregate peacefully and protest.”


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