Friday, January 6, 2012

Flavour To Lead Anti-Subsidy Removal Protest In Enugu

Enugu is poised to be the first south-eastern state to protest the removal of fuel subsidies. They join the likes of Kano, Abuja, Lagos, Zamfara, Niger, Kwara, Kogi, Sokoto and so many other states who are making their displeasure knownat the January 1st removal of fuel subsidies. Indigenous stars like Flavour, Nigga Raw, Waga G, DesperateChics, ChairmanGaza, Slow Dogg, Wizboy and so many others are poised to lead the people of the Coal city in what is billed as a peaceful march. Flavour, who completed the shooting of his new music video in Enugu, entitled 'Subsidy' - a song which decries the subsidy removal- is set to join the peaceful march. One of the organisers of the #OccupyEnugu protests, Lorenzo Menakaya explained that the showdown was billed for 9th January- the same day that has been billed for a national strike by the NLC. In his words; “It’s important that we register our displeasure at the sudden removal of subsidies. Complaining on Twitter or Facebook is not enough. So we are urging peaceful Enugu citizens to come out to Okpara Square on the 9 th by 8 am. There is strength in numbers and it’s encouraging to see our hip-hop stars showing interest…It’s going to be peaceful- so we hope that the police understand that we are protesting with only cardboard sheets and markers- not guns…” (Culled from CRUISE NIGERIA.)