Ordinary Nigerians have tired of the kleptocrats running their country. They have grown so tired of the government that Nigeria’s labor unions successfully called for a general strike commenced on Monday (1.9.2012). The strike belongs to a series of protests known as Occupy Nigeria, a protest cycle contesting the pathologies of the Nigerian political system.
The protests began when President Goodluck Jonathan of the rightwing People’s Democratic Party announced on January 1, 2012 that his government would no longer support gasoline prices. His decision will inflate the costs of many consumer goods in a resource-rich country already suffering from an oppressive poverty. Nigeria’s poverty belies its OPEC membership and common sense.
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