An Osun State based Clergy, Bishop Seun Adeoye of Sufficient Grace and Truth Ministry has taken to the streets to protest the deregulation policy of the Federal Government, which is currently resulting in hardship across the country.
Staging a one-man protest, the bishop, a former Chairman of the Osun state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, began the protest from opposite the Osun State Government House, Okefia early in Monday morning then proceeded to Olaiya Junction where he spoke with newsmen.
Bishop Adeoye, who dressed in his full religious outfit, hung a placard round his neck, which reads: â€œN145 per litre: This is not change but chain.â€
Addressing journalists, Adeoye said that he would not keep quiet in the face of injustice and oppression because the masses who he described as voiceless were the ones being affected adversely by the government policy, threatening to trek from Osogbo to Abuja to protest against the policy if the Federal Government refused to review the policy.
â€œThis is not the change they promised the people. At most it should be N95 per litre. This price is too much, many Nigerians are dying because they cannot feed and do other necessary things like buying drugs and all that. Things are very bad and this hike would worsen it.
â€œThere is hike in electricity tariff; things are very expensive and the salaries have remained the same despite this. Churches are distributing food and other items to members every day. Nigerians have been turned to beggars.
â€œMost of those who are supporting the policy are doing so because they can afford to buy a litre of fuel even for N1000. But we have to think of the majority of the people whose standards of living are seriously affected.â€