In spite of being rich in oil Nigeria is in a state of collapse. Healthcare, education, transport, pensions and so on are all coming under attack. Unemployment is growing everywhere. An explosive mood is developing from below, while at the top the political leaders offer nothing but conferences, talk shops and so on. And yet it could be different, very different. It is in the hands of the leadership of the labour movement.
Millions of people are facing starvation in Niger. Are we to believe that this is another “natural” disaster, as the media would like us to? The fact is that there is food available in the markets of Niger, but the people cannot afford to buy it. Again, profit comes before the lives of the poor.
A series of very successful rallies have been taking place all over Nigeria against the fuel price hike. Here we provide the pdf format of the article we published earlier, Nigeria: Endless fuel price hikes. This was widely distributed at the Lagos rally, and we are making it available as a PDF file for anyone to print out.