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Monday, 9 January 2012

Nigeria People's Fuel Price Protest Strike

Nigeria unions to prepare a national strike to protest the government decision to remove fuel subsidies.

Local media reported strike this target seems to be at least part of the country's biggest oil exporter in Africa is paralyzed.

Removal of fuel subsidies sparked outrage most of the people of Nigeria, which considers the oil subsidy is the only advantage to be gained from the sale of petroleum people.

Most of Nigeria's 160 million people living with incomes below Rp20.000 per day, so the increase in fuel prices will be bad for them.

"With this increase in fuel prices, rising transportation costs and this affects the price of food and other basic needs such as house rent, school fees and hospital costs," said the Nigeria Labor Congress spokesman, Chris Uyot.

"All prices are rising while wages are very low in Nigeria. So the issue now is how millions of people of Nigeria can survive?" Uyot added.

Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan in his television speech to maintain the government's policy to remove fuel subsidies.

"We all have to do for the common interest, however much they weigh. Suffering today will pay off with profits in the future," said Jonathan.

Policy changes in the petroleum sector, said Jonathan, is the best way to eradicate corruption and ensure economic improvement Nigeria.

"The reality we are facing two basic choices. Are we going to change policy and save the economy or we continue the subsidy that would hamper economic growth and will face the consequences," added Jonathan.

Jonathan added that the government will cut the salaries of senior state officials and travel up to 25% working abroad is also limited.

With these savings, the Nigerian government says it will accumulate enough funds to improve the quality of services in health, education and power supplies.

Since the beginning of this year, the people of Nigeria to protest because the price of fuel and transportation costs soared until doubled.

Besides the threat of a strike, now seen long lines at various stations in Nigeria because people tried to buy fuel for supplies.

Despite being one of the world's top oil exporter, Nigeria does not build oil processing facilities so that the country was forced to import most of its oil fuel


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