• Market women protest, block Benin-Lagos highway

    Market women protest, block Benin-Lagos highway

    Protesters on Monday blocked the Uselu/Ugbowo section of the Benin-Lagos highway over plans by Egor Local Government Area of Edo State to relocate traders.

    The protesters, under the aegis of Uselu Market Women Association, were resisting the directive to move to lock-up stores built by the council.

    The women, displaying placards, blocked both sides of the highway, preventing motorists from continuing with their trips.

    Some of the women said the N1.2m charged for the stalls was too expensive for them, especially given the […]