Scarcity of naira notes: Youth Protest in Ibadan


Youth in Ibadan, Oyo State capital took to the streets protesting the acute scarcity of naira notes due to the new policy put in place by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN recently.

There are reports that the youths,

sighted at the entrance of the Oyo state Secretariat and blocked a portion of the road linking Bodija to the Secretariat

But the protesters forced their way into the state Secretariat and headed straight to the governor’s office where one Inspector of police who was on duty at the main entrance of the Governor’s office was injured.

Reports say the injured officer named Inspector Dynasty Layemo was stoned by the angry mobs while trying to prevent them from gaining access to the main governor’s office complex.

It was learned that the officer has been rushed to the clinic for proper treatment.

The state joint security outfit known as Operation Burst, some police officers, including Amotekun officers were on the ground to maintain law and order despite the fact that some civil servants on duty were in a panic, as some of them were sighted running around for safety.

In his reaction, the Executive Assistant to Governor Makinde on Security Matters, CP. Sunday Odukoya rtd said, ” this protest is out of place because what is happening affects everybody.

“You can’t start destroying government properties because you are affected by government policies, the issues at hand affect everybody, and the government is working to bring an end to it. He said.


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