January 9, 2012

Citizens report nationwide strike: Protest spreads

Citizens report nationwide strike: Protest spreads

protesters marching towards Mapo Hall…today in Ibadan

Below are citizen reports of the ongoing Labour protests across the country.

Nathaniel-Ketu Lagos

I went to board a bus to my place of work but there was none. The street was deserted and there is no movement of people. Right now policemen are shooting tear gas at Ketu bus stop and a lot of people are injured.  The gate of my compound is now locked as people are running for dear lives

Onipanu area of Lagos

King -Warri

Free movement of people in Warri , but no vehicles on the roads.

Kenny – Akure
As 9:05am this morning,  some vehicles and bikes are still moving along the road, some are even going on with their daily businesses. It doesn’t show as if there is any strike action here in Akure (Ondo-State) capital.

Kayode- Ibadan

No vehicular movement, even trailers are off the road at Iwo road and Akobo

Tayo – Calabar

Everything is going on normal here in Calabar,  people are trooping out to their places of work, vehicular movement is high from MCC road on the highway to the governor’s office,  to barracks road, to Parliamentary  road etc.

Protesters marching towards Mapo in Ibadan

Dr. Adefemi Afolabi
Members of the Nigerian Medical Association in Oyo state joined the mass protest from the NLC Secretariat in Yidi area,  through Gate area, en route Mapo Hall to occupy Nigeria.

Jonathan should downsize his government and cut allowances drastically.

Chukwu Ezekiel  -Ilesa
Ilesa in Osun state is very hot now,  government should do something.

Today, in Jalingo, Taraba state

Anti subsidy removal protest in Nasarawa town of Nasarawa sate is going on successfully.

Nasarawa today...Photo: Citizen Usman

Emeka- Port Harcourt

Police have taking over Port Harcourt and have warned people not  protest.

Osagie. M.O

The Lagos protest is at Ojota with protesters chanting solidarity songs.

At Berger bus stop, the Lagos-Ibadan expressway is completely blocked with bonfires on the road.

Kazeem -Kaduna

The protest in Kaduna is total – there are no movement of vehicles, no electricity, etc. Jonathan should resign if he can’t run Nigeria without removing fuel subsidy.

Rotimi Dada- Lagos

A fight has broken out between policemen and some area boys, called Agbero at Okokomiako along Badagry Express road. Pls. we need more security men here.

Uselu / Ugbowo in Benin-city, today.

Nneka Oshiokpu – Ore(Ondo)

The expressway is totally blocked .A bit peaceful though a few miscreants are having a field day.

Ore on Benin Express road, today