Politics

BREAKING: Minna Residents Stage Road Blockade in Protest Against Soaring Living Costs

Minna residents took to the streets on Monday, blocking main roads to voice their frustration over the rising cost of living, particularly the skyrocketing prices of essential items like food and household goods.

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The surge in prices, occurring sometimes twice a day, has become a pressing concern for citizens not only in Niger but across the nation.

The spike in costs traces back to President Bola Tinubu’s decision to remove fuel subsidies during his inauguration on May 29, 2023.

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Critics argue that Tinubu’s failure to trim the overall cost of governance exacerbates the financial burden on taxpayers, leaving little room for crucial investments in social infrastructure.

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