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Protesters paralyse commercial activities in Bauchi


Photo: Protesters against fuel subsidy removal in Kaduna with Police escort on 9/1/2012.

Bauchi (WorldStage Newsonline)-- Commercial activities were brought to a standstill on Monday in Bauchi as protesters trooped out in large number to protest the recent removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal government.

The peaceful demonstration which kick-started at 8am from the Labour house along Railway Road attracted unprecedented crowd from all walks of life, with people displaying play different anti-government placards.

Among the groups that join the protesters were labour union, students, religious groups, okada riders, disables and bankers.

At the government house there was no official at hand to address the protesters who besieged the place while armed policemen were at alert to avert any possible breakdown of law and order.

in the metropolis, there was a total compliance with strike as directed by labour unions.

Bauchi state Police command deployed hundred of its men to every nook and cranny of the state capital to maintain law and order especially at government establishments across the state, such as like PHCN, state high courts, federal and state secretariat, banks among others.

Meanwhile markets, shops, schools and government offices were shut including both state and federal government secretariats.

The NLC Chairman, Comrade Hashimu Gital expressed satisfaction with the compliance, but was disappointment over state governments refusal to address them saying it was a clear indication that the government was less concern about the plight of people.

Gital added that, the action will not deterred the union from continuing with the strike, urging the Federal Government to reverse its decision on fuel subsidy without any further delay.

He explained that the strike was not intended to smear government image, but to bring an end to the suffering many Nigerians were facing due to the removal of fuel subsidy.

He then warned hoodlums to steer clear of the protest and not to take advantage to foment trouble capable of breaching peace in the state.

Story by Theo Adegoke (adegoketheo@yahoo.com)

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