Lagos is experiencing continued tension as tens of thousands of demonstrators have gathered to block the city’s main thoroughfares.
Hundreds of commuters are currently delayed on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway because demonstrators barricaded the road, set tires on fire, and professed violence.
This is happening as a group of Mowe Police Station officers and soldiers work to disperse them.
The protestors, who are cursing the Nigerian government, claimed that the country’s present monetary issue was becoming worse.
As of 11 a.m. on Friday, many vehicles on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway were unable to move forward or return to Lagos due to the numerous barricades that had been erected, despite the fact that security personnel were attempting to disperse the rioters.
The protest, according to one of the stranded travelers and former Osun State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Sikiru Ayedun, is a representation of the suffering that Nigerians are going through.
On the Lagos-Ikorodu expressway, many commuters were forced to disobey traffic regulations in order to reroute their trip.
Violence has arisen as a result of the dearth of naira in several areas of the nation. President Muhammadu Buhari approved the continued use of N200 notes alongside the new notes on Thursday.
The CBN would still accept the old N500 and N1,000 notes, he claimed, but they were no longer considered legal money.