The massive nationwide protest against the federal government today February, 6 was announced by music star 2baba Idibia. Nigerians have started to gather at the National Stadium one of the venues of the nationwide protest.
The protest was earlier championed by the musician but on Saturday, February 4; he released a video saying he was cancelling the protest due to security concern.
The singer said the protest was never his creation but a call to action to speak up for his people. In spite of the cancellation, some Nigerians vowed to continue with the protest.
In Lagos, the protesters are expected to march from National Stadium in Surulere to the National Theatre, Iganmu, a distance of about four kilometres.
The protest is also set to take place simultaneously in Abuja, Enugu and Port Harcourt, among other major cities.
Also present at the protest are Moremi Ojudu daughter to a senior aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Commissioner of Police (CP) in Lagos state, Fatai Owoseni and Dolapo Badmus, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command.
In Abuja, Aisha Yesufu of the BringBackOurGirls campaign is speaking at the #IStandWithNigeria protest. She is talking of the need to be respectful all through the protest. Comedian SeyiLaw who also insisted in continuing the protest is actually there and CharlyBoy is also present. A lot of people really came out to see that their voice is heard, hopefully it would be done peacefully without any form of violence.