Following Thursday’s deadlock between NLC and the federal Government, the peaceful protests continued into day 5. Today and tomorrow have been declared no protest days so as to allow us replenish our stocks and gear up for more peaceful rallies.
Press release as seen Linda Ikeji:
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Action Front (JAF) commend the Nigerian people for turning out in their millions since Monday January 9, 2012, to protest the astronomical increase in the price of PMS (Petrol). We commend them for their resolute stand and insistence in struggling for a better country.
The Labour Movement and its civil society allies after nationwide consultations has decided that this weekend, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th January, 2012, will be observed as strike, protest and rally-free days.
We ask Nigerians to utilize these days to rest, restock and get re-energized for the continuation of the strikes, rallies and protests from Monday 16th January, 2012.
Peep some of the images below from the Falomo and Ojota rallies:
photo credit: Lamre Balogun
photo credit: Dare Koleaje (360d Photography)