The ongoing protest against the removal of oil subsidy by the government has been suspended for the weekend to allow protesters get enough rest and refreshment for the next phase slated for next week.
This is how Vanguard Newspaper reports it:
“Organizers of mass protest/occupy Nigeria, the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Civil Society groups have asked the protesters all over the country to stay at home on Saturday and Sunday to enable them to get enough rest and refreshment for the next week’s task.
Addressing the mammoth crowd at the Gani Fawehimin Freedom Park, Ojota, Lagos, Friday, the leader of Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare said the two days break was to allow the protesters to relax their nerves and reconvene on Monday in pursuance of their agenda.
He urged the federal government to take advantage of the break to revert to N65, as according to him, from next week, protesters will not only occupy Lagos but will also occupy Abuja and other major cities in the country.
Bakare also disclosed that PENGASSAN has been directed to shut down all operations in the upstream oil sector by Sunday if the government did not revert to N65 without any condition.
Meanwhile, in view of the ongoing dialogue between Labour and FG, protesters have vowed to continue with their occupation if the labour leaders compromised on its stand. According to them, it is N65 or nothing.
“We will not retreat and we will not surrender. Even if labour leaders call off the strike, people’s protest will continue until government does what is just.”