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PHOTOS: ‘Nigeria will soon get better’ – pro-Tinubu protesters demonstrate in Abuja

PHOTOS: ‘Nigeria will soon get better’ – pro-Tinubu protesters demonstrate in Abuja
February 27
15:36 2024

Some protesters on Tuesday demonstrated in the federal capital territory (FCT), Abuja to support the administration of President Bola Tinubu.

The protesters, under the aegis of the Network of Civil Society for Economic Sustainability, hit the streets on the same day of the nationwide demonstration called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) against the rising cost of living in the country.

They carried placards with inscriptions such as “With Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigeria would be great again” and “Subsidy cabals are sponsoring protests against the government” among others.

Speaking with reporters, Kabiru Matazu, coordinator of the group, said Tinubu is doing his best to address the problems he inherited.

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Matazu said the president was courageous for removing subsidies on petrol that only benefitted a few people.

“These problems are enormous and when he came on board, he introduced reforms that would liberate Nigeria from economic segregation,” he said.

“That was why he removed the fuel subsidy the first day he assumed duty. If at all Mr President wants to live the lie, this country would have been no more today.

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“But he had the courage to remove the cancer of fuel subsidy that is benefitting a few privileged Nigerians.

“As we know over N400 billion was used to subsidize fuel monthly. He also made sure the gap between the naira and dollar is bridged. It takes courage to take these far-reaching decisions that will turn the fortunes of the nation around.

“The impact of fuel subsidy removal and floating of the naira would be felt. But it would be felt in the long term.

“Not now. So we are calling on the NLC to give the government the chance. They should not allow themselves to be used by opposition elements. That is why we are here to express our solidarity with the President Tinubu-led administration.

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“Let us, as responsible citizens, encourage dialogue, understanding, and unity to navigate our nation out of these challenges. Together, we can build a sustainable and prosperous future for all.”

The protesters marched to the national assembly where they were received by Sani Zakari, a sergeant-at-arms officer who promised to convey their solidarity to the leadership of the legislature.

Here are some photos of the demonstration;

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