Oil Subsidy Removal: Nationwide Protests Suspended, Strike Still Continues

GE admin January 13, 2012 4

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.”

4 Comments »

  1. Romola January 14, 2012 at 09:13 - Reply

    Mr president betrayed d trust nigerians had in him.He told us d fuel subsidy removal is stated 4 april bt he caught us unaware on d first of jan.Na petrol go burn all those wey dey behind removal of subsidy.

  2. onaolapo wahid abolaji January 16, 2012 at 06:05 - Reply

    Mr president should not have been adamant as this can he tell he has never think of alternative means,this is bad

  3. devil August 30, 2012 at 16:26 - Reply

    useless president,may u remain fool forever,may the flight u used in travelling get crash,look how useless u foolish leaders of nigeria,u people travel to europe to others man land,u see how beautiful it was,but still u people are so foolish to do the same to nigeria,nigeria is a great country,which God has blessed with oil,but still u foolish leaders mess up the oil and bring the money to europe to hide,have you people ever seen white man stealing money from his country,and bring them to nigeria to hide,badluck jonathan is a shameful thing to u,by celebrating ur foolish wife birthday in australian,why not ur country nigerian.

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