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Fg Failed To Reach Compromise With Labour: Matter Arising by Stan017: 8:05am On Jan 16, 2012
Two meetings between the federal government and labour held on Saturday and Sunday failed to reach a compromise, as labour insist on N65 per litre for fuel pump price in line with the demands of Nigerians all over the world. This morning however, President Goodluck Jonathan announced that petrol price is reduced from N141 to N97. In response, Labour unions have said that strike would go on but street protests are suspended because of the “political dimension it has taken”.
This recent development is a clear pointer to the insensitivity of the Jonathan’s led government to the plight of the Nigerian people. While we commend the steadfastness of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its affiliate organizations, we state that the NLC has no prerogative to call off the Occupy Nigeria street protests. We warn that the Occupy Nigeria protests transcends beyond the removal of fuel subsidy, it is a spontaneous reaction of the Nigeria people to the economic contradictions which bad leadership has brought to every home. Any attempt to forcefully douse peaceful demonstrations could spur the venting of pent-up frustrations through other aggressive means.
The Federal Government’s new strategy of attacking certain political personalities who have so far shown solidarity with the course of the Nigeria people is a betrayal of the Nigeria people’s mandate and an affront on our collective will.

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Re: Fg Failed To Reach Compromise With Labour: Matter Arising by Kobojunkie: 8:09am On Jan 16, 2012
The "political dimension" argument should not be used as reason for why occupy NIgeria parties should disengage. There is bound to be some "political dimension" to it all. Ask the "Occupy Wall Street" groups or the "Occupy Chicago" groups and you will be informed on the many attempts by some political groups to hijack the protests for their own agenda. But that was never used in any of these cases, by Government, to then suppress the people's right to protest.
Re: Fg Failed To Reach Compromise With Labour: Matter Arising by highland(m): 8:16am On Jan 16, 2012
This recent development is a clear pointer to the insensitivity of the Jonathan’s led government to the plight of the Nigerian people.
Re: Fg Failed To Reach Compromise With Labour: Matter Arising by kenifeh(m): 8:22am On Jan 16, 2012
This is constructive. Labour is not in charge of this protest, not even the Bakare's led SNG. The protest is strictly by Nigerians and for Nigeirans
Re: Fg Failed To Reach Compromise With Labour: Matter Arising by Kobojunkie: 8:24am On Jan 16, 2012
^^ Yes, and it is up to Nigerians to decide how far they are willing to take this fight, this time around. Yet again, another call against corruption is about to be silenced. If the people are willing to back down now . . then we at least know there is still a long ways to go . . .
Re: Fg Failed To Reach Compromise With Labour: Matter Arising by muami(m): 8:32am On Jan 16, 2012
Kobojunkie:

The "political dimension" argument should not be used as reason for why occupy NIgeria parties should disengage. There is bound to be some "political dimension" to it all. Ask the "Occupy Wall Street" groups or the "Occupy Chicago" groups and you will be informed on the many attempts by some political groups to hijack the protests for their own agenda. But that was never used in any of these cases, by Government, to then suppress the people's right to protest.
The occupy wall street and occupy chicago movement did not go about molesting innocent citizens and preventing ordinary Nigerians from going about their normal businesses.They did not allow failed politicians to address their gathering and ask for the impeachment of Obama. If anybody wants to occupy, they can BUT they shd not force others to join them or prevent others from carrying on their businesses.
We always want Nigerian govt to behave like western govts yeet we don't want to conduct our protestv the western way.
Re: Fg Failed To Reach Compromise With Labour: Matter Arising by Kobojunkie: 8:43am On Jan 16, 2012
I hope this is not the last of this cause it will be a shame if people allow themselves be BULLIED into submission here again. Occupy movements around the world have stood strong, and overcome a lot more obstacles than this. Many of them are near there 6th month and if Nigerians cannot even last a month, then it shows they are not ready to even consider themselves an Occupy movement on any level.

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