Sunday, September 24, 2023

Fuel Price Hike: Civil Society Groups Protest In Edo, FG Calls For Patience

Civil society groups under the aegis of the Edo Civil Society Organisations have taken to the streets of Benin City, the Edo State capital, in protest against the recent hike in fuel prices.

They walked through some major streets and condemned the increase and the high cost of governance in Nigeria.

The protesters are piqued by what they described as an increment in the price of petrol amid penury.

According to them, the new National Assembly members are made to share huge sums running into billions of naira to improve their working conditions while the downtrodden groan under the new fuel regime.

The FG has called for patience and said measures were being worked out to ease the pains occasioned by the subsidy removal.

“As a government, we have heard your cries about fuel price increases, and be rest assured, we are working round the clock to normalize & bring solutions that ease the pain,” the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) George Akume, said late Sunday. “Our job is to give you the quality of life you deserve when you wake up. So far, we are on course.”

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