Protesters on Monday took to the streets of Benin City, the Edo state capital, to express their grievances over the scarcity of petrol and hike in price of the product in filling stations across the state. Our checks show that petrol sells as high as N700 per litre in some parts of the state.
The chief of staff apologised over the scarcity of fuel that lead to the protest today in Benin City.
He stated that the NNPC promised as of yesterday that they would make available petrol. He also said that it was the right thing to do and buttressed on the calm nature of the protest. The CSO after this included that when this product arrives they would be at the right price. Following this was a claim that he bought petrol at the rate of N500 and this doesn’t mean that it should be the same in Benin City. He posited that the cries of the people have been heard and would get to the Governor, His Excellency Godwin Obaseki.
The Nigerian Observer captured the protest in pictures