Residents of Minna, the capital of Niger State, on Monday, staged a protest against the high cost of living in the country, causing blockades on major roads within the metropolis.
The demonstrators, comprising women and youths, could be heard singing protest songs, while law enforcement officers, including the police, observed the scene.
The demonstrators explained that the escalating prices of food items and what they perceived as inadequate government actions to address the situation compelled them to obstruct major roads, hoping that the government would take notice of their grievances.
Addressing the demonstrators, Deputy Governor Yakubu Garba of Niger State acknowledged that the government is cognizant of the challenges and difficulties confronting families during this period.
He mentioned that the government is actively striving to diminish the cost of living and mitigate the effects of removing the petrol subsidy.