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|Fuel Subsidy: Protesters Ground Abeokuta by aljharem3: 7:49pm On Jan 05, 2012|
ABEOKUTA – The ancient city of Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, Thursday, was grounded, following, the protest by youths under the aegis of coalition of concerned professionals and students of tertiary institutions against fuel subsidy removal, vowing to resist any move to add to the burden of the masses.
The protest which began at the early hours of Thursday, paralysed commercial activities in the city as the youths marched to the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, where state governor, Ibikunle Amosun was presented with a letter, to be delivered to the Presidency.
The protest took off from the OPIC roundabout , through Isale- Igbein, Sapon, Ake Palace, Ijaye before ending at the Governor’s office at Oke mosan.
Some of the placards carried by the protesters were with various inscriptions such as “ Jonathan please listen to us, we are your children“, no to subsidy removal, avert nationwide strike, suspend removal now“.
Men of the Ogun state police command were on ground to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order.
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