12:06pm Jan 3
REMEMBER? LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN!
One year ago today the January Uprising of 2012 began to take its first tentative steps. Jan 2012 was the day the civil society wing of the Labour civil society coailition began the mass resistance to the inhuman and unprecedented hike in fuel price. From that day on the fire began to spread and we began the tracking of the spread of the uprising from Lagos, Ibadan, Ilorin, Kano, Kaduna, Lokoja to Abuja etc on a daily basis in regular daily Occupy Nigeria Protest Updates.
The labour wing of the coalition took the historic decision to join the uprising on the 5th of Jan, and from the 9th of January with the commencement of the Nationwide general strike and mass protests jointly coordinated by the labour civil society coalition; the uprising became significantly and decisively transformed.
So as we did in 2012, let us from today begin the countdown to the 2 day commemoration of our uprising with a candle light vigil in honour of victims and demands for justice on the 9th; and rallies/symposium etc on the 10th with demands around tackling corruption and its devastating impact on our lives as people and nation.
We urge everyone who took action during the uprising last January to take action again this January.