By Hauwa Gambo
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) has congratulated the Nigerian masses a successful day of strikes, rallies and mass protests.
The reports from across the country show that Nigerians remain resolute in their resolve that the increase in the price of PMS (petrol) of between N141 and N220 must be reversed to N65.
The NLC advised the Presidency to take a cue from this mass anger of Nigerians by reversing its anti-people policy on fuel. “By their actions in the past few days, Nigerians have left the Presidency and the world in no doubt that sovereignty belongs to them and that they intend to reclaim their country,” the statement read.
The Labour Movement alerts the country and the world at large that the government of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has imported armed thugs into Abuja to attack the anti-fuel price hike protesters.
“Clearly, the Presidency had intended to use the police and army to carry out planned attacks on peaceful protesters but due to the outcry over previous murders, it has opted to use armed thugs.”
Labour warned the Presidency that it will be held responsible for whatever atrocities these thugs commit. The Labour Movement has also decided in the meantime to lodge a formal complaint at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against President Jonathan and Inspector General, Affiz Ringim for the murder of the protesters in the country.
Finally, the group urged the Presidency to wake up to the reality that Nigerians who have spoken out across the country against the fuel price hike and called on Nigerians to continue the strikes, rallies and protests until the Jonathan government listens to the voice of the Nigerian People.