Revered human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), and his artiste son, Folarin, aka Falz, along with a huge number of Lagosians took to the streets on Monday to demonstrate against the insecurity and poverty destroying the country.
The activists, under the aegis of the Peoples Alternative Political Movement, marched from the busy Ikeja Bus Stop to the Governor’s Office through the Secretariat to the Lagos State House of Assembly chanting protest songs.
The protest, which was tagged, ‘Enough is Enough’, lasted for several hours as youths carried placards which read, ‘No to Exploitation and Multiple Taxation’, ‘Provide Jobs or Unemployment Benefits for Youths’, ‘Provide Security in Schools’, ‘End Kidnapping and Banditry’ and ‘Stop Killings, Secure Nigeria’.
The demonstrators which included trade unions, civil society, students, farmers and peasants, were led by Jaye Gaskiya, a foremost activist.
Gaskiya said the protest was organized to express displeasure over how badly the country had deteriorated.
He expressed worry that Nigeria, characterized by extreme poverty is moving towards social mayhems due to exploitation of the people.