Edo state Citizens under the aegis of “Edo Civil Society Organisations” took to the streets to protest the seemingly unending hike of petrol prices.
Despite the disparity in the petrol price across the nation after NNPCL announced increase in pump price to N537 per litre on May 31, a further increment in July took the cost to as high as N617 per litre.
Aggrieved citizens in Edo State took placards in what appears to be the firsts of these protests in the country. Twitter user, Ijeoma Osamor, who shared videos and pictures of the protest said
The protest has started in Benin City, Edo state Capital… “Let the poor breathe,”
Some of the placards bore the inscriptions:
“Reduce cost in governance not increasing fuel price”
“We say No to constant increment in PMS”
“FG fix our refineries”