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15th January, 2012
WHY LABOUR—FG TALKS STALLED AND STRIKE/PROTESTS CONTINUE MONDAY 16 JANUARY 2012
The talks between the Federal Government and Labour represented by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Abuja on Saturday 14th January, 2012 stalled due to differences on the methodology in finding a solution to the crisis.
Labour’s analysis of the situation is that tension is very high in the land following the fuel price increase, the resultant strikes, rallies and street protests and the human causalities that have followed. And that a suspension of the new petrol prices will reduce tension and return the country to normalcy.
Here’s a thought-provoking piece I came across this morning. I hope it helps answer questions you have in mind about the ongoing “#occupyNigeria” movement in Nigeria:
The President is Not Better than You Are, or Maybe Not
I have a few words for you.
After spending about seven hours walking in protest on the long, hot highway from Yaba to Ojota, I went back home cramped and tired. I got to my little kitchen and discovered insufficient cooking gas. There was nothing else available to eat. I grabbed a can of beer and crashed on the sofa hungrily wondering what the hell possessed me to go out protesting the fuel subsidy removal (#fuelsubsidyremoval) in the first place.
January 1st, 2012. Nigerians got a gift. The PPPRA’s announcement of government’s removal of its subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS / Petrol). Prompting an immediate hike in pump price. Continue reading “Trust & Nigeria: Our unborn children need us”