CIVIL SOCIETY GROUP MOBILISES LAGOSIANS FOR ANTI-FUEL SUBSIDY PROTEST
The recent fuel hike in Nigeria from #65 - #141 has been challenged nationwide by Nigerians, because they believe it would further impoverish an average Nigerians. This made some civil society groups in Lagos South-West Nigeria, to mobilise people in the State and insist that the Nationwide strike would still take place notwithstanding the Federal Government order that the Nations Labour Union should put a stop to the protest.
Coalition for Democracy and the Rule of Law and Civil Society Intervention Group, led some Lagosians in a Pre Anti Fuel Subsidy Protest in preparation for Monday Nationwide Strike and Protest.
The Group was led by Comrade Debo Adeniran, Comrade Ayodele Akele and Comrade Biodun Sowunmi, as they enjoined Nigerians to come out in protest to liberate there future generation from poverty and mental torture because the recent increase in the price of fuel would further impoverish Nigerians.
Comrade Debo stressed that Nigerians will hold President Jonathan responsible for the any loss of lives that would result from the nationwide strike because Nigerians have the right to protest against his administration injustice and rascality. Also Comrade Akele charged the people to DARE TO FIGHT AND DARE TO WIN, because the present administration is strategically impoverishing the masses to reduce their level of resistance and out-outspokenness.
Most of the protesters expressed their anger due to fuel hike, and promised to occupy the streets of Lagos as they also called on other Nigerians to come out en masse in different parts of the country, to demand for a reversal of the pump price of petrol.