The leadership of the organized labour has suspended the mass protest and strike today at 1:15pm. The announcement was made following an appeal by the federal government to call of the strike and the mass protest.
The leaders initially ended the mass protests based on the concern stemming from security reports purportedly received on the night of January 15, 2012 by the presidency over the continued mass protests.
The president of Natonal Labor Congress [NLC] made the initial announcement in the morning of Monday January 16, 2012 called of the mass protest based on what he claimed was indications of national threat. He made the announcement noting that the strike continues because labor has not agreed to the N97 per liter price tag pegged by the President. Omar indicated that the president did not consult with the organized labor over the price tag. He maintained that for this reason, the strike continues. He further indicated that organized labor will continue its consultations with the federal government.
Less than six hours following his call to end the mass protests, the president of NLC made another announcement that the Strike is being suspended – without a mention of whether the Presidency has agreed to the demand of the people to revert to N65 per liter.
Reacting, the people feel the NLC/TUC betrayed the people of Nigeria.