A group of fish sellers in Sagamu, located in the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State, have initiated a protest to express their dissatisfaction with the ongoing increase in fish prices in the area.
The protesters have urged the government to provide social welfare interventions to address the growing poverty levels in the country.
It has been revealed that the protest was organized by fish traders from various markets in Sagamu to raise concerns and draw attention to the soaring fish prices.
The protesters have expressed their dissatisfaction with the government’s response and efforts in mitigating poverty and controlling the current trend of inflation in the prices of essential commodities.
One of the protesting market women said to journalists, “The rise in food prices is excessive. Currently in Sagamu, a Titus fish is priced at N2,000, while Sawa is priced at N1,000. Isn’t that too much?
“We are not doing this for ourselves; it’s not that we can’t afford to buy it. We are protesting to see these prices reduced. Don’t people need to eat? Just imagine not being able to cook a pot of soup with N2,000. A fish that used to cost N1,200 has suddenly become N1,800.”
The protesters marched along Makun road to the palace of the Akarigbo of Remoland, holding placards and demanding immediate action from the government to alleviate the current economic hardships faced by the people.