An angry Nigerian climbed a telecommunication mast in Abuja to register his displeasure on the poor state of the economy.
Nurudeen Lliyasu, 28, said he is hoping to draw attention of the government to the economic state of the nation.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the man was seen on top of the mast at about noon on Wednesday at AYA, Abuja.
NAN also reports that posters with different inscriptions were seen along the AYA road and at the foot of the mast, which read: ‘Another hope betrayed, battered, mutilated with collapsed economy’.
Others include, ‘inflation and hunger are killing Nigerians’; ‘unemployment continues unabated’; and ‘Nigeria is on the precipice of collapse’ among others.
Lliyasu said he would remain on the mast for the next seven days, adding that he was ready to sacrifice his life for the progress of the country.
“I am on hunger strike to protest and register my grievances on the condition of the country; I will remain here for the next seven days and I do not mind if I die here.
“If my dying on this mast will change the economy of this country, then I choose to die for others to live a good life,” LIiyasu said.
He stated that, “I have not eaten for days and also other Nigerians, if I die on this mast, I am not worried, no roads in the states, it is only in the city of Abuja you can see good roads.
“The doctors have said that a man can survive only on water without food for some days, I believe I can, and if I cannot I will die,” he added.