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3 Key Things Nigerians Protesting on Independence Day Demanded From The Government

Today marks a unique day to all Nigerians as we celebrate another Independence Day. 61 years is not 61 days, and I think it is indeed enough reasons for Nigerians to celebrate.

Different Nigerians took it to the street to celebrate. Many prominent Nigerians (including to clergymen) also joined in this celebration. Below are some pictures showing how Nigerians are celebrating the independence:

Screenshot from Pastor E. A. Adeboye official Facebook page.

Photo credited: Instagram.


While some Nigerians are celebrating, others used today as an opportunity to protest peacefully. The protesters were seen with placards asking the government to put some things in order. Below are 3 things these protesters demanded:


Free healthcare and Education at all levels: We all know that education and health care are essential. Some Nigerians during the protest asked the federal government of Nigeria to make education free for the citizens of the nation.

Justice for EndSars victims: Most readers can recall that many Nigerians lost their lives to the cold hands of death during the EndSars Protest. It was alleged that some military men shot at peaceful protesters at Lekki Toll Gate. These protesters also demanded that the government should make sure victims of the EndSars brutalization receive justice.

Reduction in fuel price and Electricity Tariff: If you look at the rate of things in Nigeria, you will notice that the price of things has really increased. These protesters are demanding that the government should reduce the price of things like fuel and Electricity Tariff. 

Photo credited: Vanguard news and Naija Loaded

In my opinion, I think all these demands are great and will benefit every citizen of the nation. But as a reader, do you think the government will consider these demands?

What other thing do you think the government should do as we celebrate another independence?

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