The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), its affiliates and some civil society groups in Osun on Tuesday, staged a peaceful protest in Osogbo against the rising cost of commodities in the country.

The protesters who carried placards with various inscriptions like , Nigerians are hungry, say no to Naira devaluation and others, converged at Osogbo Freedom Park before matching to Olaiya Junction were they stopped vehicular movements.

Speaking with journalists at the sideline of the protest, Mr Christopher Arapasopo, Osun State NLC Chairman, said the protest was in conformation with the directive of the nation body of the union.

Arapasopo said there is need for the Federal Government to come to the aid of Nigerians as a lot of people are dying from hunger.

He said during the election campaign, the president promised a better life and better Nigeria, but the people are not experiencing it.

“Nigerians are dying, Nigerians are suffering. We can’t afford to buy a carton of Indomie noodles in the market.

“Inflation is affecting virtually everything in the market.

“Government should come to our aid and also honour the agreement signed with organised labour.” he said

Also speaking, Mr Kehinde Ogungangbe, President, Osun National Union of Local Government Employee (NULGE) also send plea to the president to come to the aid of Nigerians.

Ogungbangbe said workers and Nigerians are hungry and that the hardship is terrible in the country.

He said the protest is to let the world know that things are not going well with Nigerians.

According to reports, security agents including the police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were on ground to ensure the was no breakdown of law and order.

Businesses, shops, banks and markets were equally in operation as the protest did not disrupt business activities in the state capital.

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