Wednesday, 4 January 2012
JAF leads Thousands in Protest against Cruel Hike in Petrol Price
The protest rally led by Dipo Fashina and Biodun Aremu, the National Chair and National Secretary of JAF respectively took off by 8am at the NLC secretariat Yaba and moved from Yaba to Lawanson road before returning to Ojuelegba and headed to Ikorodu Road.
The protest march , which was also joined by Ganiyat Fawenhimi, widow of the late foremost human rights defender and champion of the cause of the masses, Gani; Femi Falana, Femi Aborisade, Segun Sango, Issa Aremu, NLC vice president, Samuel Kolawole and TUC General Secretary, among other prominent activists, was terminated at Gani park Ojota. There was also JAF delegation from Ibadan led by Demola Aremu, the chair of the Oyo state chapter, in attendance.
The Jan 3 action was just the kick-off of a series of mass activities against this anti-poor neo-liberal attack by Jonathan government . Other activities nationwide by JAF as well as in collaboration with labour partners (JAF and TUC) will be announced later. We however call on Nigerians to form action committees in communities and organise various legitimate activities on daily basis to defeat this anti-poor agenda. Also importantly, as we struggle against the fuel price hike, we must realise that there is urgent need for a working people political alternative to wrest power from this thieving, anti-poor government which is a marionette of IMF and World Bank