Some Residents in Lagos State mostly Youths have taken to the streets to protest the naira redesign policy of the federal government.
The Protester were seen in places Agege, Abule Egba ,Joke Ayo Ikorodu early in the morning burning fire in some major roads and in some places blocked.
The riot has extended to places like mowe in Ogun State.
Pockets of Protest have also been reported in other States across the country like Ondo State,EdoThe situation which also resulted in heavy vehicular traffic in some places was aggravated in the early hours of the morning when Commercial Bus Drivers refused to collect the old Naira Notes.
This left commutters frustrated and then consequently lead to riots.
Meanwhile while the Lagos State government has called for calm.His message was conveyed in a Press statement by the Commissioner for Information Gbenga Omotesho.
SANWO-OLU: NO NEED FOR VIOLENCE IN LAGOS
The Lagos State Government has noted with deep concern the protests in some parts of the state this morning.
The protesters are said to be angry over the Naira redesign and its consequent scarcity that has caused so much hardship and confusion among our people.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu believes there is no need for violence as the Supreme Court is looking into this controversial matter and will make its position known on February 22.
Lagos State has since joined the legal dispute- all in the interest of our people – in the belief that the highest court in the land has the capacity to adjudicate on the matter.
The fuel situation is easing following some steps taken by the government.
The government praises Lagosians for showing understanding, despite the pains that the Federal Government’s measures have brought. Residents should continue to be law-abiding by shunning any form of incitement by mischief makers.
Mr. Governor is working with his colleagues to ensure that this hardship does not go on.
Honorable Commissioner, Information and Strategy