Nigerian students turned out en masse to protest over the unfair passport fees charged by the Nigerian Consulate in Cairo, Egypt.
The youths took the opportunity of a weekday, as Egyptians elect their new President, and staged a rally on May 28, 2014, Wednesday.
The protesters also showed solidarity with the global #BringBackOurGirls movement, by carrying multiple placards with traditional calls for release of over 200 girls, kidnapped by Boko Haram radicals.
As concerns the fraud schemes with payments for passports then Nigerians suffer in from unfair and unclear schemes in many countries worldwide.
For instance, a Nigerian immigrant, Madu Maduka Madu, reported online that in the Netherlands the Nigerian Embassy may demand 500 Euros (N111,000) as passport fee.
Another Nigerian national, Precious Olakunlemi Akinsulire, wrote that the consulate in Madrid, Spain, charges USD65 (N10,600) as online payment, then 100 Euros (N22,200) directly at the embassy. If a person wants to get its passport quicker, the staff is always ready to assist for additional fees.
See the photos from the protest in Egypt below.
Photo credit – SaharaReporters