JAF ALIMOSHO Branch Launched!
- Vows to Continue the Struggle until Victory
Activists and members of Joint Action Front (JAF) in Alimosho area of Egbeda Lagos launched a community unit of JAF over the weekend.
As generally expressed by activists in attendance, the purpose of establishing a community unit of JAF is to deepen the roots of the organization in the community in order to continue the popular resistance against removal of fuel subsidy, the unilaterally imposed N97 price of petrol and other anti-people policies of government.
At the launch on Sunday 22 January 2012, JAF members and community activists gathered to review the general strike/mass protest against subsidy removal as well as the state of the nation. The attendance largely comprised mostly those who joined JAF at the barricade during the last Strike and Mass Action for the Reversal of petrol price to N65.
The level of interest in struggle against anti-poor policies by activists at the meeting was inspiring. In rounding off the meeting, activists in attendance pledged their continuous dedication to the struggle to liberate Nigeria and JAF’s goal of System Change. To achieve this JAF will take up issues within the community that affect the lives of workers, youth and the poor masses. They urged all working people, youths and poor who wants the struggle against anti-poor policies to continue to join JAF and also form community units of JAF in their communities and neighborhoods.
Meanwhile the leadership of JAF has enjoined all the Action Committees set up in the wake of the Indefinite Strike/Mass Action to reconvene immediately and begin mobilization for the next phase of struggle that is due soon. All other centres of JAF activities across the country are equally enjoined to follow in the footstep of the Alimosho JAF by organizing community awareness programme, neighbourhood rallies and protests to sensitise Nigerians on the goal of JAF and the need to rally around JAF in the struggle to defeat the neo-liberal policies of privatization and deregulation and the building of a political alternative that will ensure that Nigeria works for the majority working people and the poor.