The Nigerian fuel subsidy protest is growing bigger with peaceful protesters taking the protest beyond Lagos. Non-violent protests were organized by Coalition to Save Nigeria(CSN) a consortium of NGO’s that came together at Kings Square in Benn City.
Protesters took to the main routes in the city marching in Mission Road, Airport Road, Lagos street, Akpakpava, Sakponba and Sapele roads and demanding the reversal of the decision.
That apart back in Lagos, which has been the hub of protests, an all women group named Proactive Gender Initiatives, yesterday called on the federal government to fight corruption first before removing fuel subsidy.
Calls have been made by the group to the government urging a discussion to overcome the crisis.
Also in Lagos an appeal was made by the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association to the organized labour and civil societies in the country asking them to shelve their proposed strike on Monday over the removal of fuel subsidy. the president of the union has urged
those planning a strike to have an objective look at various alternative measures the Federal Government has put in place to mitigate the impact of the fuel subsidy removal.
Aware Nigerians raised questions about budget subsidy and fuel subsidy comparison
Dnt compare fuel prices in UK with that in 9ja, minimum wage in the UK is 200K naira a month…in 9ja it isn’t even 18K #fuelsubsidy
— Sheik Ibn el-Henry (@4eyedmonk) January 6, 2012
— Malik Abiola (@IAmMalikAbiola) January 6, 2012
Invitations to occupy Nigeria made their way to tweets
— ©Canary! (@ogundamisi) January 6, 2012
Protestors kick starting the rally (pic)
— Anjolaiya Aderibigbe (@mrlasgidi) January 6, 2012
Nigerian Bar Association joined the protests as well.
— Shola Adeko (@sholadeko) January 5, 2012
Nigeria Newsdesk reported a death as per AIT.
AIT reports 1 #occupynigeria protestor killed in Gusau, Zamfara.
— Nigeria Newsdesk (@NigeriaNewsdesk) January 5, 2012
— Lagos Traffic Info (@trafficbutter) January 5, 2012
As per a tweet report MTN Nigeria’s BIS service was down in sevral parts of the country.
— babatunde rosanwo (@rosanwo) January 5, 2012