BY DAUD OLATUNJI

ABEOKUTA – The ancient city of Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, Thursday, was grounded, following,  the protest by youths under the aegis of coalition of concerned professionals and students of tertiary institutions  against fuel subsidy removal, vowing to resist any move to add to the burden of the masses.

The protest which began at the early hours of  Thursday, paralysed commercial activities in the city as the youths marched to  the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan,  where state governor, Ibikunle Amosun  was  presented  with a letter, to be delivered to the Presidency.

The protest took off from the OPIC  roundabout , through Isale- Igbein, Sapon, Ake Palace, Ijaye before ending at the Governor’s office at Oke mosan.

Some of the placards carried by  the protesters were with various inscriptions such as  “ Jonathan please listen to us, we are your children“, no to subsidy removal, avert nationwide strike, suspend removal now“.

Men of  the Ogun  state police command  were on ground to ensure  there was no breakdown of law and order.

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