Nairaland Forum

Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / Login / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 1212707 members, 1571366 topics. Date: Wednesday, 30 July 2014 at 04:11 PM

Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend (11243 Views)

NLC And Trade Unions To Embark On strike On Tuesday. / NLC Threatens Strike For Flogging Of Sokoto PHCN Staff / Labour Congress Plans Strike For 200% Increase In Fuel Prices (1) (2) (3) (4)

(0) (1) (2) (Reply) (Go Down)

Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by PeeDaVinci: 12:34pm On Jan 13, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16544533

Nigeria's trade unions say they are suspending protests for two days to allow more talks with the government.

The announcement comes on the fifth day of a general strike over the removal of a fuel subsidy, which has caused fuel prices and transport fares to double.

Thousands of people have taken to the streets, while several people have died in clashes with police.

The unions said Thursday's talks with the president were "fruitful" and would continue on Saturday.

The main union organisations jointly announced there would be no mass rallies or protests over the weekend and flights would resume, enabling delegates to travel to the capital, Abuja for talks.

The oil workers unions had said they would cut oil production in Africa's biggest exporter, starting from Sunday.
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by toba: 12:40pm On Jan 13, 2012
this cant be true cos the strike doesnt belong to NLC/TUC alone
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by philip0906: 12:42pm On Jan 13, 2012
^^
Gbam!!!!
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by studyineu: 12:42pm On Jan 13, 2012
hahahahahahahaha. wetin i tell una. Protesting for nothing
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by Nobody: 12:47pm On Jan 13, 2012
Useless People. Why dem call am OFF
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by buzor(m): 12:48pm On Jan 13, 2012
i de laugh in igbo language!
i dont think the unions should consider only d fuel subsidy issue. they should also bring to d table issue of our OVER BLOATED govt expenditure. but in general, i think d unions re doing d right thing
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by Bawss1(m): 12:48pm On Jan 13, 2012
This report is incorrect. The protests will be suspended for two days -saturday and Sunday but the strike still holds. Watched this announcement on TV.
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by nairaman66(m): 12:48pm On Jan 13, 2012
NLC/TUC moving in the right direction. This is a good tactics to give rest to the tiresome crowd. Come 2 days later to see fire!
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by 9jaIhail(m): 12:49pm On Jan 13, 2012
this nlc need to be hold responsible for the death of few protesters. this is what i said earlier nlc is protesting because fuel affect them since kerosene were increased did they protest? now the have collected their own share attempting to shun the strike and protest. who is fooling who.
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by nairaman66(m): 12:50pm On Jan 13, 2012
This report is incorrect. The protests will be suspended for two days -saturday and Sunday but the strike still holds. Watched this announcement on TV.

Some People do not own TVs/Radios and yet they support Subsidy removal! Pure insanity!
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by greall12: 12:51pm On Jan 13, 2012
JUST FOR 2 DAYS AND I BELIEVE BEFORE MONDAY EVERYTHING WIL BE OK[color=#990000][/color]
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by tboy11(m): 12:51pm On Jan 13, 2012
Its only for protesters to relax and reload for nxt week task. Only saturday and sunday. Perhaps work dnt hold on weekends so the strike continues
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by studyineu: 12:52pm On Jan 13, 2012
na from protest suspended to protest ended. i dey laugh hahahahahahahahahahaha. NAIJA NA UNA GET DIS HAND
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by oc2fish: 12:52pm On Jan 13, 2012
The labour should not forget to ask GEJ what he use the 30 billion dollars foreign reserve. Also let him cut his travelling and overhead,
i cannot see the moral behinde a Gov that spend 1 billion naira on food, a Hp desktop computer for 300k and a system that allow the
lagislators to use 25% of our budget as overhead.
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by Godalone(m): 12:53pm On Jan 13, 2012
NLC/TUC & CSOs asked Nigerians to rest on saturday & sunday in order to have enough rest against next week's task if FG refuses to revert to N65/L.
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by baslone: 12:54pm On Jan 13, 2012
Hmmmmm
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by norrisman: 12:54pm On Jan 13, 2012
Dont be dumb guys. Saturday and Sunday are work free days so a strike wouldnt normally apply on those days. I like the NLCs game here. They have dangled a carrot before the government to make it look like they are suspending the strike temporarily when they reall are not.
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by toba: 12:55pm On Jan 13, 2012
they havent called anything offffff ooo.

I saw this morning's rally on Tv in abuja. They only relaxed abit and said pple should come back on monday to regroup at Berger Junction in Abuja for the continuation of the strike.

Pls dont post this BS on the home page oooooo
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by member10: 12:57pm On Jan 13, 2012
Wrong move, If you ask me.
Its over, the people have lost and the government have secceeded in bulling the poor.
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by nairaman66(m): 12:57pm On Jan 13, 2012
@Poster- Change the header of the post to avoid misleading information!!

Strike was not suspended ooO!
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by untainted: 12:58pm On Jan 13, 2012
Bawss1:

This report is incorrect. The protests will be suspended for two days -saturday and Sunday but the strike still holds. Watched this announcement on TV.
nairaman66:

NLC/TUC moving in the right direction. This is a good tactics to give rest to the tiresome crowd. Come 2 days later to see fire!



Thanks guys. BBC didn't give the full story.
Strike is still on; how many government agencies even work weekends.
Nairaman66 captured it all. It is for people to repower so as to refire.
Anyways, airports will be open today and through the weekend
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by oyb(m): 12:59pm On Jan 13, 2012
people need time to recharge their supplies

a lot of us are on our last drop of petrol etal , pure water etal

end of
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by toba: 12:59pm On Jan 13, 2012
Pls mod read the link again and edit the god forsaken title of this thread.

TUC president about few hours ago was still critical of the government. How can they go and make such illogical conclusion without consulting others?

This is a pure lie
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by tboy11(m): 1:03pm On Jan 13, 2012
Moderator plz change the topic
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by oyb(m): 1:10pm On Jan 13, 2012
dubious gej mofos

the FULL article

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16544533

Nigeria's trade unions say they are suspending protests for two days to allow more talks with the government.

The announcement comes on the fifth day of a general strike over the removal of a fuel subsidy, which has caused fuel prices and transport fares to double.

Thousands of people have taken to the streets, while several people have died in clashes with police.

The unions said Thursday's talks with the president were "fruitful" and would continue on Saturday.

The main union organisations jointly announced there would be no mass rallies or protests over the weekend and flights would resume, enabling delegates to travel to the capital, Abuja for talks.

The oil workers' unions had said they would cut oil production in Africa's biggest exporter, starting from Sunday.

"We want to make sure that [on] Saturday and Sunday people - we - relax," Nigeria Labour Congress head Abdulwahed Omar told a rally in the capital, Abuja.

"But Monday morning, it is going to be the mother of all crowds," he said, reports the AFP news agency.


Oil accounts for some 80% of Nigeria's state revenues but after years of corruption and mismanagement, it has hardly any capacity to refine crude oil into fuel, which has to be imported.

The government has promised to use the $8m (£6m) it spends each year on the subsidy to improve schools, healthcare and electricity supply.

But many poor Nigerians fear it will just end up in officials' pockets, while they see cheap fuel as the only benefit they get from their country's oil wealth.
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by iukpe: 1:11pm On Jan 13, 2012
Why didn't they strike when the prices of kerosene and diesel went up?

Are the youths, market women, struggling parents, unemployed graduates who will be waiting patiently for the country to improve a bit within 2012, under NLC?

I think NLC might call off the protest but the Nigerian people would still want answers to all the strange talk, allegations and figures that we have heard this week.
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by emmatok: 1:11pm On Jan 13, 2012
It just Saturday and Sunday  for relaxation.

All oil output will be shut-down on Sunday.
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by kofomii: 1:13pm On Jan 13, 2012
BIG LIE !!!   NLC/TUC HAS NOT CALL ANYTHING OFF
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by muami(m): 1:17pm On Jan 13, 2012
"NERC should insist on eye-catching tariff that would attract direct foreign investment. I believe electricity tariffs need to go up by between 300 and 400 per cent to attract investors into the power sector and provide adequate electricity to Nigerian populace. NERC should therefore do that which is needful by having the courage to increase the tariff irrespective of how politically incorrect it might be." [MALLAM NASIR EL-RUFAI, SEPTEMBER 2011]
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by DrKnow1(m): 1:18pm On Jan 13, 2012
Watch the government moving battalions of army and security agents to be stationed in places where the protests have been so much successful like Ojota the moment the crowds disperse. I can assure you they won't allow the people back at the same places to continue the protests. The protests must not be suspended until agreement is reached.
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by safarigirl(f): 1:18pm On Jan 13, 2012
No such thing as calling off the strike.
This strike has taken on a new dimension, it's no longer the NLC's strike, it's now the people's strike.

If the people are blind sided by FG ǡŋ₫ Labour, the repercussions will be grave
Re: Fuel Subsidy: NLC Suspends Strike For The Weekend by nduchucks: 1:27pm On Jan 13, 2012
Anything short of reverting back to N65/liter and taking concrete steps towards eliminating corruption in a manner which will enable the government to raise the said N1.3trillion through associated savings while leaving the masses out of the mess should be unacceptable

At the is point in time, the NLC's interests may not be the same as those of the Nigerian people. If the NLC sells out the Nigerian people in the ongoing negotiations, I'm afraid both the government and the NLC will see the wrath of the Nigerian people.

(0) (1) (2) (Reply)

Some N’assembly Members Can Barely Write Their Names – Deputy Senate President / AKHWAT AKWOP Gives 7 Days Evacuation Notice To Fulani Herdsmen In Kaduna / Imo State Supplementary Election Results And Proceedings

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See Nairalist and How To Advertise. 60
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.