#June12Protest: Take It Back Movement, Others, Rally to Demand End to “Hardship and Hunger” under Tinubu Regime

A coalition comprising “Take It Back Movement, Joint Action Front (JAF), African Action Congress (AAC), Federation of Informal Workers Organization of Nigeria (FIWON), Socialist Workers and Youth League (SWL), Education Right Campaign (ERC) and People Redemption Party Vanguard (PRP), has announced plans to hold a mass protest on June 12, to demand end to “Hardship and Hunger” experienced by Nigerians under the administration of President Bola Tinubu.

The protest, slated for the symbolic date of Democracy Day, aims to highlight the failures of the Tinubu government in improving the standard of living and economic prosperity of Nigerian citizens.

The coalition’s announced protest on June 12 is also being organized in response to the shortcomings of President Bola Tinubu’s neoliberal policies, which have led to spiraling inflation and widespread suffering, trapping many Nigerians in a vicious cycle of poverty.

According to the coalition, the government’s unbridled pursuit of economic growth at all costs has resulted in a significant decline in the standard of living for the majority of the population.

The coalition has further asserted that President Tinubu’s government has abandoned its responsibility to provide a social safety net, instead prioritizing the interests of foreign investors and wealthy elites over those of ordinary Nigerians.

In their view, these neoliberal policies have exacerbated social and economic inequalities, widening the gulf between the rich and the poor. The organizers of the June 12 protest seek to bring attention to these injustices and to push for a new direction in national policymaking, one that prioritizes the needs and well-being of the people.

As part of the protest preparations, the groups has scheduled a press conference at the International Press Centre (IPC) in Ogba, Lagos, on Thursday, June 6, 2024, commencing at 11 a.m. During this media event, organizers of the planned protest will likely outline their grievances and demands, while also sharing information on the upcoming June 12 demonstration. The press conference will serve as a crucial platform for the coalition to raise awareness and mobilize support for their cause.


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