Oby Ezekwesili takes a stand on why #OccupyNigeria was more than about fuel subsidy

Following the removal of the subsidy placed on petrol by the Federal Government on Wednesday, May 11, many Nigerians have taken a bitter trip down memory lane to January 2012 when the Goodluck Jonathan administration announced the removal of subsidy.

Millions of Nigerians had trooped to the street to protest against removal using the tag #OccupyNaija in 2012 and successfully got the government to reverse its decision.

Now however, the current government of Muhammadu Buhari has completely removed subsidy from petrol leaving the marketing and sales of product to anyone of Nigerian entity upon meeting quality control standards.

Going done memory lane, Nigerians have been asking what the purpose of the #OccupyNaija protests seeing that the removal of subsidy in 2012 was a good policy from the government.

In the face of the slew of attacks and reprimands of the front runners of the #OccupyNaija protest in 2012, former minister of education and human rights activist, Oby Ezekwesili explains why the 2012 protest was more than just the removal of fuel subsidy.

Interacting with Twitter users who grilled her for her involvement in the 2012 policy, Oby Ezekwesili explained why the protest was beyond the removal of subsidy.

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