Sunday, January 08, 2012

Nigerian Legislators Dismiss the Removal of Fuel Subsidy


Inside the House of Representatives of the 7th National Assembly (2011-2015)

After their unruly emergency session on Sunday afternoon, the members of the Nigerian House of Representatives finally resolved to dismiss the unpopular removal of the fuel subsidy on petrol by the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. And they advised the organized labour unions to dialogue with the government instead of going ahead with the nationwide strike planned to start tomorrow Monday January 9, 2012.

"We are sitting near a keg of gunpowder and we are playing with fire," said Rep. Pally Isumafe Obokhuaime Iriase of the Action Congress of Nigeria. "This will be the last straw that will break the camel's back if we do not act."



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