Several protesters on Tuesday took to the streets of Ondo State to express frustration over the scarcity of naira notes and Premium Motor Spirits (PMS), popularly called petrol.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the youths barricaded the popular Benin-Ore Expressway, thereby preventing vehicular movement and other activities.
This newspaper learnt that the police in the state had warned residents against any protest but the demonstrators openly defied the order.
Citizens have been groaning over the unavailability of petrol for many weeks.
Last week, protests also held in Ibadan, Oyo State.
“This protest is a signal to the government that the masses are suffering. No fuel. No naira notes. We are experiencing a queue to get everything. It’s becoming unbearable for us,” a protester, Michael Ogunyemi said.
The difficulties are compounded by the scarcity of new naira notes as the 10 February deadline for the end of the old notes as a legal tender approaches.
State governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) last Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja over the currency redesign crisis.
At the end of the meeting, President Buhari asked to be given seven days to review the situation.