Protesters, have said in a tweet,that they plan to block three of the FCT’s most strategic highways: the Kubwa- Zuba Expressway, the Abuja International Airport Road and the Abuja-Keffi Road.
Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed, while featuring in a radio programme over the weekend, wondered why the protest is still going on despite the fact that the federal government had met some of the campaigners’ demands.
He also added that the federal government could not allow the disruption to social and economic activities to continue.
Still on the matter, the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, met with the president at the State House, Abuja.
They called on the protesters to discontinue their nationwide protest and give the federal government time to implement its response to their five-point demands.
The Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), in his intervention yesterday cautioned the protesters against breaching national security.
The protesters, in a series of tweets, said the FCT roads would be barricaded from 6 am today. Some of them planned to sleep along the road of the Central Bank of Nigeria to make the movement easy for demonstration and prevent CBN workers from gaining access into the building.
The demonstrations in Abuja have been intensified in spite of the ban by the FCT Administration Security Committee on protests in the city.
The Abuja-Keffi Road that passes through AYA Junction in Asokoro links the nation’s capital with the North-central, North-east and South-east while travellers going to Niger State and the North-west access the FCT through the 10-lane Kubwa-Zuba Expressway.