June 12: CSOs, NAOS stage peaceful protest in Osogbo

The Osun Civil Society Coalition and the National of Osun Students (NAOS) on Saturday held a peaceful protest in Osogbo,  calling for a better Nigeria.

of the groups  from Alekuwodo to the popular  Oke-fia Roundabout,  carrying  placards with different inscriptions.

They also chanted solidarity songs.

The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that security operatives were seen strategic locations  during the protest to forestall violence.

The Coordinator of Osun Democracy Vanguard, Mr Emmanuel Olowu, who spoke to newsmen during the protest, said that democracy was the bedrock of  development of any society.

He urged that all Nigerians embrace democracy to the fullest.

Olowu said  good governance would offer reasonable solutions to the challenges confronting Nigeria.

” We not let the labour of our heroes past to be in vain, we stand against anything that can truncate democracy,” Olowu said.

According to him, Nigeria’s  democracy be practised in line with the nation’s constitution.

Olowu called on Osun Government to conduct local government elections urgently in line with  constitutonal provisions.

One of the protesters, Mr Waheed Saka,  said that Nigerians must desist from  agitations and practices capable of ruining  the economy.

“We are here today to demand a better country that will work for all.

“We want a secure where development strives.

” We must unite this country great again despite our socio-political and cultural differences,” Saka said.

One of the  cordinators of NAOS, Mr Oyelayo Afeez, called on the Federal Government to improve the nation’s education . (NAN)