Protesters Set To Hit The Streets On June 12 Over Hunger, Hardship

 Protesters Set To Hit The Streets On June 12 Over Hunger, Hardship

**Nigerian Civil Societies Unite to Protest Against Hardship and Hunger under President Tinubu's Government**

A coalition of Nigerian civil societies, comprising the Take-It-Back Movement (TIB), African Action Congress party (AAC), Joint Action Front (JAF), Education Rights Campaign (ERC), Socialist Workers and Youth League (SWL), and PRP Vanguard, has announced a mass protest for Wednesday, June 12, to express their outrage over the economic hardship and hunger plaguing the country under the President Bola Tinubu-led government.

The joint statement, titled "Enough is Enough to Hardship and Hunger, Great Nigerian People," accuses the government of exacerbating the problems of essential amenities since May 29, 2023, when President Tinubu removed fuel subsidies. The organizations claim that the average Nigerian can no longer afford basic necessities like food, transportation, electricity, and school fees.

The statement highlights the dire situation faced by ordinary Nigerians, stating that "hardly is any average Nigerian able to feed" and that many are struggling to survive. The coalition also criticizes the government's response to the crisis, arguing that while those in power continue to enjoy luxurious lifestyles, the majority of citizens are suffering.

The statement specifically targets President Tinubu, his family members, and other high-ranking officials who are accused of exploiting the country's resources for personal gain. The coalition also condemns the hefty salaries and allowances received by politicians, as well as the profits made by wealthy business owners like Aliko Dangote.

The protest aims to bring attention to the plight of ordinary Nigerians and demand action from the government to address the issues of hardship and hunger. The coalition is calling on citizens to join the protest on Wednesday, June 12, to collectively demand change.

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