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‘We are hungry’ – Lagos residents cry out to Tinubu while passing through Idumota market

Residents of Lagos Island and traders at the popular Idumota market have decried the increasing hunger and desperation inflicted on them by the President Bola Tinubu-led administration.


The residents were seen in a trending video telling President Tinubu in Yoruba language that they are hungry – “Ebi npa wa oo”, SaharaReporters reported on Saturday.


Filed on both sides of the road as seen in the video as the President convoy passed through the ever-busy market, the traders didn’t hail him.


They instead kept talking of their pains, which they accused his administration of inflicting on them by bad policies that did not factor the poor and working class in the country.


The complaining voices in the video were heard saying the presidency had known the plans of the people which was the reason for the heavy security. However, the alleged initial plan was not made known.


It was reported penultimate Thursday that President Bola Tinubu arrived in Lagos from Abuja, ahead of the Christmas celebrations.


Tinubu arrived at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, at 03.55 p.m. local time in Nigeria’s Presidential Jet NAF 001.


The president was welcomed by a crowd of supporters, including Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat; Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Abimbola Salu-Hundeyin; Head of Service, Olabode Agoro and Chief of Staff, Tayo Ayinde, among others.


Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains led by their Chairman, Cornelius Ojelabi; members of the Governance Advisory Council (GAC); State Executive Council; and top government officials were also at the airport to receive the President.


Tinubu was accompanied by his Principal Private Secretary, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, and other close aides.


The president came into the waiting hands of the Lagos State Cultural Troupe, who treated him to the traditional music and cultural dance of Lagos.


The president later boarded a helicopter from the airport to Dodan Barracks in Ikoyi and later moved to his private residence in Lagos.

 

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