Yoruba market women in Ogun State have expressed their dissatisfaction and unhappiness with the government of President Bola Tinubu, stating that it has brought severe pain and unbearable hardship to the people.
These angry traders claim that Tinubu’s poorly thought-out and poorly executed policies have worsened the poverty situation and negatively impacted the prices of goods.
In a viral video shared by Somto Okonkwo, an X user, the market women can be seen speaking in their local dialect, expressing their disappointment and frustration with the skyrocketing prices of goods in the country.
They argue that the economic hardship caused by the increasing cost of living has significantly reduced the purchasing power of the people and made previously affordable staple food items unaffordable.
These traders, who feel let down by Tinubu, especially the Yorubas, have even resorted to threats of physical violence.
“He’s not behaving like a Yoruba man; he has disappointed us in Yoruba land,” another elderly woman stated.
A fish seller said, “As things are now, we’re tired. A carton of sardine is N100,000.”
Another trader appealed to the president to have mercy on Nigerians, saying, “We’re tired of Nigeria; everything is costly, everything is getting costly every day.”
An elderly woman who also voiced her displeasure with the current administration lamented that several Nigerians starved to death over Mr Tinubu’s economic policies.
“Countless people are being killed because of food, we don’t see food to eat, the elderly that are dying are too much,” she lamented.
Asked what they would tell the president if they had the opportunity to see him, one of the traders threatened, “We will beat him up, the president.”
The trader added, “What he promised us is not what’s happening now. This is too much.”
A plantain seller, who also urged Mr Tinubu to find a solution to the hardship, lamented that traders made losses due to the high cost of petrol.
“Things are too costly; we’re tired,” another fish seller grumbled. “A carton of Titus is N100,000; it used to cost N17,000. Kote is going to N60,000. Shawa, which we used to sell for N70, now goes for N700. Garri, that used to be N50, is now N700.”