Tuesday, 17 January 2012
AND NLC FINALLY BETRAYS NIGERIANS,BUT PARTIAL REMOVAL OF FUEL SUBSIDY IS UNDERWAY...
I have always envisaged a "negative" scenario would finally have a temporary end the removal of fuel subsidy episode.So it was not surprising when the "supposed" Democratic president of the federal republic of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan Resulted to forceful majors to put an end to the peaceful protest of Nigerians particularly THAT at ojota.Although Rumours had it that labour leaders were paid heavily by parties against PDP,(CPC and Tunde Bakare most notably) to stage the rallies and protest against the removal of fuel subsidy,it should be noted that Nigerians also WILLINGLY came out to voice their discomfort in the change of fuel price and also took that opportunity to fight against the "recurring demical"-CORRUPTION
THE NIGERIAN LABOUR CONGRESS FINALLY BETRAYED ITS PEOPLE:
So after five "INEFFECTIVE" days of the Nigerian Economy because the NLC told all Nigerians that it would fight for N65 or nothing,the final verdict came and N97 was the said agreement.So how did NLC and its president Abdulwahed Ibrahim Omar come to a compromise with the FG N32 more than the original agreement they had wit the nation???Its obvious someone has taken some-others for fools.While the discussions were on regarding the issue of compromise between the FG and the NLC both parties never told WE the people how much they were bargaining at most notably the NLC who we supposedly put our trust in.
WHAT MIGHT HAVE GONE WRONG WITH THE NLC TO REACH A COMPROMISE WITH THE FG N32 MORE THAN THE "AGREED" PRICE WITH ALL NIGERIANS
After all had been said and done there are only three major postulates why the NLC had to call of the strike and Agree at the N97 a litre the government gave them...
-The NLC officials were bribed-This is the most common logical school ot thought as to why the NLC after all the "Intial gra-gra",suddenly came to a compromise at N97 naira and said they would work with the government and called off the strike.IF truly they we're bribed,then what does the future hold for the NATION?
-NLC officials Didn't want to "over-do"-Logically,this would also come to mind that the NLC officials were pushed to the wall with recent happenings in the nation,most especially the fact that in Benin City,individuals were using the strike as an avenue to carry out wicked intentions.Also,the NLC official might still have thought that having disobeyed the FG by carrying out the strike and protest wen the FG initially opted against it was enough.At this junction I would have recommended,that initially the NLC should have called a 3days warn strike and get to the table to negotiate wit the FG instead of the so-called indefinite strike that paralysed the economic activites in the nation.It also makes we Nigerians see them as WEAK by giving in so cheaply to the govenment demands.
Finally,This could be outrageous but its my opinion and you can choose to buy it too.....
THE PRESIDENT "DICTATED" FOR THE NLC-like I said,its my opinion..."BUT IN NIGERIA TODAY WE RULE OUT NOTHING".The president MIGHT have forcefully told Abdulwahed Ibrahim Omar (NLC president) to call-off the strike and agree with the N97 price.If this is truly what happened "BEHIND CLOSE DOORS" then we might be heading for DOOM in this Nation.
Let me end on a bright note:With 42% now removed from fuel subsidy,the Federal Goverment can start Showing us what we would enjoy if there is total removal of oil subsidy.
GOD BLESS NIGERIANS!!!