Nigeria fuel crackdown

Johannes Schneider Johannes.Schneider at SPAMgmx.net
Thu Mar 29 10:10:51 MST 2001


I wrote:

> The intended rise in prices for fuel products as a result of deregulation
> might be a trigger for major social protests in Africa's most populated
> country. Nigerain unions are calling for rallies next week.
>

Here is an update from the BBC website:

Nigeria fuel strike warning
By Chris Simpson in Abuja
In Nigeria, the country's main trade union federation, the Nigeria Labour
Congress, has held a protest rally in the capital, Abuja at the end of 10
days of protest.
Demonstrators called on Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo to abandon
plans to deregulate Nigeria's oil sector, a move which the unions believe
will lead to serious price increases in fuel.

Full text at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/africa/newsid_1249000/1249862.stm






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