Nollywood producer Charles Novia joins the One Voice protest in Abuja
- The social commentator reveals why he joined the protests
- Singer 2baba calls for a protest against the federal government policies and state of the nation but calls it off 24 hours to the February 6 date
Nollywood movie producer and social commentator Charles Novia was among participants and human rights activists that gathered at the Unity Fountain Abuja during the protest against the Federal Government held on Monday, February 6, 2017.
On his Facebook page, he shared pictures of the protest and wrote:
“Here we are at the Unity Fountain, Abuja. People are gathering in small numbers but steadily. The press is here and some activists.
There is heavy police presence but no police harassment or anything. People are speaking on the podium and there are people of various tribes and tongues here, united for a common purpose.
We must speak against the economic policies which bring hunger to our land. I feel complete as a democratic citizen of Nigeria. I have expressed my democratic right to protest and make my voice heard.”
Charles Novia revealed that protesters marched peacefully towards the Eagles Square and the National Assembly complex under heavy monitoring from the police force with protesters carrying placards displaying their grievances with the government.
Other celebrities who took part in the protest held simultaneously in Lagos were Charly Boy, Seyi Law among others despite the fact that 2baba that started the call pulled out at the last minute blaming it on the fact that the protest can be hijacked by hoodlums.