Fuel protest paralysis commercial activities in Ondo State


By; Odeyemi Samuel, Akure.
As the Fuel protest by Organised Labour enters its second day nation wide, comercial activities became paralysed in Akure and other major cities in Ondo State.
Labour Leaders led protest match across major streets in Akure, the state capital forcing motorists to join the peacedul demonstration.
A large motorcade of Labour protesters which took off from old Owo garage along Fiwasaye Girls High School, Akure as early as 8:00 am on Thursday was closely monitored by the men of the state Police Command and Civil Defence Corps.
They sang on top of their voices that the protest will persist until the Federal Government deems it fit to reduce the pump price from N145 to a reasonable price capable of cushioning the hardship for workers.
In the alternative, they said, the FG should increase the minimum wage of workers to N56,000 without further delay.
A political analysist, Miss. Dupe Adebayo said labour leaders should stop decieving the masses by pretending that they are fighting for the people while in actual fact they only want to enrich themselves.
According to her, where were they (Labour Leaders) when the fuel was sold for between N200 N230/ liter and the commodity was indeed very scares to get then.
She however questioned the rational for staging a protest when the FG reduces the price to N145/ liter and the fuel is now available across the country.
In a swift reaction, a Motorist, who will not like to be mentioned said, every body knew that the period of high price was temporal, but fixing the price by the FG is a lasting policy, hence the need to employ the government to bring down the price to an affordable level.
Meanwhile, commuters had to trek to their various destinations as Offices and banks remain closed for commercial activities.


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