Police Vow To Deal With Nigerians Planning Protest Against Fuel Hike, Electricity Tariff Etc- SaharaReporters
Police Vow To Deal With Nigerians Planning Protest Against Fuel Hike, Electricity Tariff Etc- SaharaReporters:“Members of the National Association of Nigerians Students, South-West Zone D, had given the Nigerian Government five days ultimatum, which expires on Sunday, to reverse the hike in the prices of petrol and electricity tariff.
The police have threatened to deal with Nigerian students planning protest in Ogun State over the hike in petrol prices and electricity tariffs.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.
Members of the National Association of Nigerians Students, South-West Zone D, had given the Nigerian Government five days ultimatum, which expires on Sunday, to reverse the hike in the prices of petrol and electricity tariff.
“The students vowed to embark on massive protest across South-West states if government failed to reverse its decision. But Oyeyemi warned the students to desist from the action, saying the command would not allow any group to hold residents to ransom.
According to him “The decision by any group of students to embark on protest over recent increase in fuel prices and electricity tariffs is unwarranted and therefore unacceptable to the Ogun State Police Command as it was only on the 8th of September, that is in less than a week now, that NANS executives carried out a protest in Abeokuta over the same issues.
“Consequently, the deliberate and selfishly designed violence-oriented protest planned for Monday 14th September, 2020, is not approved by the Ogun state Police Command, and will be resisted vehemently.
“No group will be allowed to perpetually hold the entire good people of Ogun state in perpetual fear of violence and harm to their persons and property.
“Olawale and his group are hereby advised in their own interest to drop their plan to block any highway in the state, and thereby cause confusion, disturbances and public apprehension. The law is not on their side on this.”
The PPRO added that officers and men of the command had been put on alert in view of the protest
Npower October 1st Mega Protest: 10 Facts Volunteers Must know
The Humanitarian Minister had been dishing promises without fulfilling any, exited volunteers are not giving the absorption of volunteers into Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government any Chance of failure
Volunteers had and still using this strategy (Protest) to force the government to adopt friendly policies regarding the programme
The year 2020 recorded massive protests in some states and the Federal Capital City of Abuja which is aimed at retaining (permanency) volunteers in their Various PPAs
MEGA PROTEST, tagged “Master of All Protest” (MAP) was used to stormed Abuja but the government responded poorly to it
The SIT-IN IN ABUJA Protest held 26th of August 2020, was a huge success and a steppingstone for further protests
Disengaged volunteers from the 36 states and the FCT took to Abuja city by surprise for a SIT-IN IN ABUJA protest. A protest that will last till October 2020
Seemingly, the 1st October protest, will have a different view, adequate preparation and plan have been made to reach wide audience
There are Ten facts all volunteers must know before the protest
Volunteers Have Sort seek Police Permission for the Protest
Volunteers have already sort police permission and injunction to press on with the protest, there will be no need to be afraid of harassment or intimidation from law enforcement agency
All our protests and activities during the protest must be PEACEFULL, however, the Nigeria Police Force, has given some “precautions and No-go areas”:
- No weapon(s) is allowed in areas of protest
- No destruction of public properties
- No use of ill words or tantrums
- Volunteers Must come with ID card and must wear Facemask
- There shall be no fireworks
- No meddling with opposition parties
Letters of the Protest Have Been Forwarded to Higher Authorities
“An Open letter to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Copied to the Vice President, the Senate President, Speaker House of Representative and Ministries
Our letters were received in the following offices:
Office of The National Assembly Clerk.
Office of Accountant General of the Federation.
Federal Ministry of Justice.
National Human Right Commission.
Federal Ministry of Empowerment, Labour and Productivity.
Federal Ministry of Humanitarian and Disaster Management.
Federal Ministry of Youth and Sport Development
Office of The President.
Office of The Vice President.
Office of The Senate President.
Office of The Speaker House of Representative.
Some Media Houses Have Been Contacted
“A Freelance journalist that has connection with AIT and Thisday Newspaper were reached for wider outreach.
Some copies of the Open Letter, Handbill, and flyer have been given to them, all assurance of proper coverage was made
SAHARA REPORTER and other media outlet have promised to air our protest also.
Hundreds of Social and Digital Media Users, Bloggers, and Free press (Reuters) are on ground to do the needful
Uniforms and Identity Card Must be Used
All Volunteers must wear N-power uniforms (Npower Uniforms and Caps) and Id card must be in all volunteers’ possessions
There may likely be Revolution protest from other groups, this will differentiate Npower volunteers from other protesters
Npower State Executive will brief volunteers on this and other preparations and warnings
The “SIT-IN IN ABUJA” protest will be a long and precise one, not until the president addresses the situation himself, disengaged volunteers will not step an inch out of the Federal Capital territory Protesting Volunteers will take along, for themselves blankets, stoves, cooking Utensils, Buckets, and Media outlets
There Will Be A Revolution Protest-Led by Sowore
This may not interfere with our demands and protest, since location and time will be different
Revolution protest is aimed against Poor Governance, Corruption, Hike in Fuel Price, Hike Electricity Bills, and others
The Npower Protest is centered on Permanency (absorption in MDAs)
The use of Npower Uniforms and Id card with police guidance will go along way differentiating us from other protest