By Abdulwahab Abdulah
LAGOS -The bold step taken by Nigerians to protest against the increase in the pump price of petrol has been commended.
Centre for Ethics, Democracy and Development, CEDD, which hailed the protest in Lagos, urged the National Assembly to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan for increasing the fuel price despite the protests trailing the announcement by the government.
CEDD in a statement by its General Secretary, Mr Gbenga Soloki, said: “The national strike was a signal to the government that power belongs to the people. So we urge the Goodluck Jonathan-led government to listen to the voice of the people by reversing the price of pump of motor spirit to N65.”
It added that Nigerians have resoundingly rejected the removal of the subsidy, hence the government should immediately revert to the old pump price.