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Struggle Betrayed: Nlc Discontinue Participation In On Going Fuel Subsidy Strugg by kenifeh(m): 9:09am On Jan 17, 2012
The Nigerian Labour Congress has just announced end of her participation in the fuel subsidy protest which commenced in Nigeria on the 2nd of January, 2012. Technically, that brings to an end the resistance of the Nigerian people to the hike in the price of fuel announced by President Goodluck Jonathan January 1, 2012. Historically, labour is central to civil resistance struggles in Nigeria due to the central role the labour movement plays in the dynamics of economic relations upon which the state functions.

For many Nigerians in the streets, it is a painful betrayal as they had resolved not to tolerate any increase in fuel prices and have, in the past eight days, given up everything in furtherance of their commitment.

As usual with resistance to bad government policies in Nigeria, lives have been lost. Many have been injured. There has been devastating economic sacrifices by the people. With labour compromising the struggle at 3 naira less than One Hundred Naira per litre, the question is: if there was any basis for the resistance at all? The dead have died in vain. It is for their families to go bury their dead.

Not withstanding, many Nigerians particularly in Lagos still came out to protest today. They were randomly intimidated by armed soldiers who had been stationed by government to maul and kill any in opposition to its anti-people policies.

The workers are expected to resume work and the people to swallow the bitter pills of spiral inflation which they thought to fight against with their lives.



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Re: Struggle Betrayed: Nlc Discontinue Participation In On Going Fuel Subsidy Strugg by werepeLeri: 9:11am On Jan 17, 2012
awww- sorry 0. Bitter pill to swallow.

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