Video: “Occupy Nigeria” Protest in Lagos on January 3rd

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.

 Via: PilotAfrica

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