Bonfires, Gridlock and Hundreds of Young Nigerians! See photos from the #OccupyNigeria #FuelSubsidyRemoval protest in Lagos today

by ‘Ifreke Inyang

Nigerians took to the streets of Lagos, Kaduna, Ibadan and other cities around the country to protest the recent removal of fuel subsidy.

In Lagos, the procession took place on Ikorodu road, starting from the Nigeria Labour Congress office in Yaba. The protesters moved from Jibowu through Fadeyi towards Maryland on Ikorodu. They held placards and chanted against the government. On several points on the major road, there were bonfires. At the Independence Tunnel, JAF’s Abiodun Aremu addressed the protesters who sat on the road. The protest terminated at the Gani Fawehinmi Park at Ojota, Lagos, where the late activist’s wife addressed the crowd.

The news about the rally spread through social networks and Blackberry Messenger. And there were rumours that telecommunications outfits were ordered to shut down the service. According to Gbenga Sesan who tweets with the handle @gbengasesan, “I can confirm that there was NO directive from the Nigerian Communications Commission asking telcos to shut down BIS services. #FuelSubsidy”.

The protesters have now dispersed as police men and women watch, but no further steps for civil disobedience were announced.

YNaija was at the protest LIVE and will bring you more reports as events unfold.









Photos thanks to ‘Gbenga Sesan

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Comments (4)

  1. Pingback: "We haven't saved a thing" Lamido Sanusi advocates full removal of subsidy | YNaija

  2. we all in are so dstnppoiaied at the way things are being runed in this country and this subsidy stuff has cause many unnecessary death and lack of resources stability. we hope this meeting is going to bring a new change in this country…hat have become of tea o nigeria a land where milk and honey are supposed to be, where men and women of all nature come for refuge so what has become of the that name…. we need change mr. Jonathan…. change nigeria for the better.

  3. Fuel price wasn't right before neither is it right now. The removal of fuel subsidy isn't timely. The government ought to find a way to stabilize the price.

    The protesters and government (most especially) have to be very careful so as not to spark DEADLY VIOLENCE! (Its never the solution)

    Amidst this challenges, i respect the Nigerian spirit -"Suffering and Smiling"

    See how Nigerians are making fun out of this fuel mess (Ensure you check it out)

  4. God bless Nigeria for this unity in protest. We will not back down. Aluta Continua!!!

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