The announcement by the organized labour on Monday January 16 of agreeing to suspend the one week long nationwide strike came to many Nigerians as a shock.
The major reason for the surprise may have been due to a change of mind by the labour unions’ initial stand on N65 per litre for the sale of petrol, after it was increased to N141 per litre on January 1, 2012 from N65 per litre.
Before the announcement of the new fuel pump price, Nigerians had put faith in labour in pressing home their demands by forcing the federal government to go back to status quo, N65 per litre. This was to be done before going through the proper consultations of stakeholders and agreeing to totally remove subsidy from the downstream sector.
It was no surprise that Nigerians came out en-mass to adhere to the call of mass protest by labour and other civil society groups in the country, which lasted on a stretch of five days, putting the Nation’s economy at a standstill.
One of the many celebrities that have openly condemned the action of the labour unions is the boss of the music fraternity, Mohits Record Label.
According to the Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music label producer, Don Jazzy, he said, “the God that we serve sees all what happens behind closed doors. One day, breeze go blow and fowl yansh go open. Dem say strike is over. Hmm.”
When asked if he was happy with the suspension of the strike action by labour, Michael Collins Elebeli, his real name, answered, “Yes and No. We might not get another chance like this again to fight.”
Don Jazzy had earlier come under heavy attack when NigeriaFilms.Com reported his regret on voting President Jonathan during the last elections. Confirming this, the Delta State award winning producer confessed, “If only you have an idea of what I have been through for saying I regretted my vote alone.”
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