EXCLUSIVE: Lagosians Cry Out To Fashola In Protest Over Poor Power Supply

Lagos residents on Monday morning, took to the streets in protest against what they described as poor state of power supply in the country, particularly in Lagos State.

The protesters carrying placards with various inscriptions, called on the minister of power and former Governor of the State, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, to address the bad energy situation in the country.

The protesters, who filed out from Ikeja marched through Agege motor road, linking Abeokuta Expressway chanting protest songs against the National Electricity Regulation Commission.

Speaking to AN24 TV, one of the protesters who preferred not to be named, said ”enough of the bad electricity situation in Nigeria”.

Expressing belief and confidence in the new helmsman at the ministry of power, another respondent told our correspondent that ”we hope that Fashola will be given free hands to operate so that Nigerians can have the full benefits of his experience at the energy sector”.

The protest was organized by “Youth Alliance For Better Nigeria”.

It was a peaceful protest as no incident of violence or confrontation was recorded throughout the period of the protest. Although the protest caused heavy traffic gridlock along the Ikeja-Agege motor road axis, while the protest march lasted.

Here are the pictures of the protest as captured by an24 photographer:

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Youth Alliance For Better Nigeria Group- protesting along Abeokuta Express-way this morning
Youth Alliance For Better Nigeria Group- protesting along Abeokuta Express-way this morning
Youth Alliance For Better Nigeria Group- protesting along Abeokuta Express-way this morning
Youth Alliance For Better Nigeria Group- protesting along Abeokuta Express-way this morning

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Youth Alliance For Better Nigeria Group- protesting along Abeokuta Express-way this morning
Youth Alliance For Better Nigeria Group- protesting along Abeokuta Express-way this morning

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One of the protesters calling the Minister of power to come their rescue.
One of the protesters calling the Minister of power to come their rescue.