Protesters block Benin-Ore highway over naira scarcity


Protesters block Benin-Ore highway over naira scarcity

Angry Nigerians have again blocked the Benin-Ore-Lagos highway in Odigbo local government area over the scarcity of new naira notes.

The protesters were peeved that no bank in Ondo State has been paying out money since Wednesday.

Large crowd was seen in several ATM points in Akure, the state capital, though no cash was dispensed.

As of press time, passengers were still stranded at the highway, including the overhead bridge in Ore.

The protesters also set up bonfires on the highway.

Some of the protesters said they were suffering as they could not have access to their monies in the banks.

“We the masses are suffering, people are hungry, we are protesting to show our grievances, there is no vehicular movement here.”

Another protester, Jimoh, said he has been to over five banks but he was told ‘no cash.’

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