The recent increases of electricity and fuel prices in Nigeria have been criticized by Nigerians.

The recent increases of electricity and fuel prices in Nigeria have been criticized by Nigerians. Who would have thought that Nigerian economy ravaged by covid-19 lockown would be further punched so hard in the belly. Everyone knows how fuel price increase affects prices of commodities in the market. It is just simple economics which even JSS3 students in Nigeria perfectly understand. It is unbelievable that leaders will pick this time period to increase price of fuel. Even cavemen would have resisted the temptation, though the brain capacity of our current leaders can only be compared to that of Neanderthal and the ‘Missing Link’, meaning that they are not expected to do better except in looting where they excel. Can the public do anything to stop policies that harm the economy and cause unnecessary hardship to the Nigerian citizens? I would say yes, but they have to be organized for action. Without being organized all the public can do is wail, scream, curse, and finally they wave their white handkerchiefs in total surrender, and the price sticks. One is forced to wonder what these organizations are doing to take lead in these circumstances. There are organizations/associations that can lead the people: 1. Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC). 2. Trade Union Congress (TUC). 3. Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT). 4. National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG). 5. Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff of Nigeria (PENGASSAN). 6. Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). 7. Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). 8. Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). 9. Civil Society Organisation (CSO). 10. Change Nigeria Group (CNG). 11. Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), etc. Normally one may wonder why won’t these organisations organize the people for a protest march to demand removal of the price increase. These organisations may be motivated to act if people can reach them via their facebook and twitter accounts and push them to rally the public.

Published by Ernest I.

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