Amazing video by Pilot Africa – Enough is enough!
On 1 January 2012, Nigeria’s federal government removed the fuel subsidy, an unpopular move confirmed in a statement by the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).
The effect was immediate, price tags on petrol at filling stations nationwide went up from N65 to N140 and over.
Struggling masses of oil rich Nigeria, angered by the added financial strain on their daily lives, took to the streets in cities across the country to demand the subsidy removal be reversed.
We joined the protest at Ojota in Lagos and speak to some of the protesters. These are their opinions.
Hat/tip: Kayode Ogundamisi
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