A mass protest has hit the streets of Benin City, the capital city of Edo State.

The protest, organised by the Civil Society Organisations (CSO) is against the prevailing economic hardship in Nigeria.


The members of these CSOs stormed the streets displaying various placards.

Economic Hardship: CSO Begins Mass Protest In Edo
CSO protest in Edo State

Some of the placards read: “Put an End to Economic Hardship” and “Federal Government, Address the Hunger Crisis in Nigeria Immediately”.


The protest in Edo follows a similar rally by residents of Ibadan, Oyo State capital, who also voiced their concerns regarding the economic challenges they are facing.

Take It Back

Earlier, a human rights group known as the “Take It Back Movement” also organised a rally in Lagos State.


Their aim was to denounce the exorbitant food prices and the overall high cost of living in the nation.

The Lagos protest held despite the warning issued by the state Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade, on Sunday.

This may just be the beginning of what is yet to come. According to experts, the hunger is bitting hard on Nigerians and sooner or later, things may escalate.

Future Protests

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has reiterated its commitment to organising a protest starting on Tuesday.


The NLC made the announcement on February 16, stating that the protest would take place on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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The reason for the protest is the alleged failure of the government to fulfil the agreements made on October 2, 2023, after the removal of the fuel subsidy.

This decision comes after a 14-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government to address the prevailing hardships.


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