Rented Government ‘Protesters’ Queue For Payment After Pro-fuel Subsidy Rally

By SaharaReporters, New York

To the surprise and chagrin of many today in Abuja, a rented pro-fuel subsidy crowd laid siege on Labour House in Abuja today to pressurize the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to accept the removal of the subsidy. 

They then promptly queued up and collected their 1000 Naira “performance” allowance per head from the Federal Government agents that recruited them in front of bemused NLC officials!
A majority of the members were illiterate local Gbagyi women and unemployed youths recruited from villages surrounding the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Their leader, one Isah Mohammed, could not offer a convincing explanation to NLC officials about their mission, and most of the people following him did not really know why they were recruited.

Jaiye Gaskia, Convener of the United Action for Democracy (UAD) said of the shameless act of the rented crowd.

“We are here and for very good reasons too, a government that claims it has our interests at heart, refused to listen to us; implements a decision that immediately made life more brutish and unbearable for us; then sets up a committee to negotiate with us after stating that the decision is irreversible; is going to all lengths to tell blatant lies to discredit and dismiss our protests - including renting a crowd of unemployed youths to lay a siege on LABOUR HOUSE today in Abuja; and then knowing that its lies and intimidation will not work.”
 

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Fool

Are u realy a Nigerian? Or sentiment has clouded ur sense of reasoning

MR. ACCUSER

Point to nigerians who is nt corrupt, so that he will cast the first stone.
even a thief 2day can decide to b repentant nd ready 2 correct his social heals. y do u think this gej can not do it.this life is giv nd take.the issue at stake is a giv nd take issue so dnt just proscribe 4 impeachment bcus that is hw u will continue to impeach nd never get 2 d solutions.

subsidy

if d guvt is sincere they shld implement d removal frm their operations which they spend lavishly.
downsize 1st 4 d people 2 see use d excess crude to establish it developmental project atleast 75% b4 they allow d citizens bear 25% of its implementation. i bliv in GUDLUCK's plan 4 nigeria if he is allowed bt what about those around him?

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Rented Protester

To all you unpatriotic Nigerians and the bastards who run sahara 'ill informed' reporters, soon there will be no more Nigeria, and that will certainly shut y'all up living your children as bastards of the earth.

Happy

I am happy dat nigerians now know there rights, and are fighting for it, may dis issue of subsidy bring nigericans to gather, cos wen it Comes to suffering we suffer together, and I hop dat Nigerian wil know dat there is nothing like boko haram, the leaders we vote for under the hot sun r the boko haram that r killing us.

the insensitivity of our so-called govt

I believe that the late president Yar'Adua will be shading tears for Nigeria as he rests in the Lord. How could Goodluck and his band of thieves be so insensitive to the plights of poor Nigerians. He did this to take away the attention of Nigerians from his failure to handle the security situation in Nigeria. Let's continue to say no until said subsidy is returned

NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMMISSION IS BIAS

The Maradona has penetrated ogun state again this time by blocking the Living Perfect Master the divine shelter for the unity we are starting to enjoy now. He used Gbenga Daniel to destabilise Ogun State and failed. Gov. Amosun and Asiwaju Tinubu must move fast to correct the situation otherwise they stand to lose for losing divine shelter. Shamsudeen Alao

You dumb.

You dumb.

Jonathan is a ruthless fellow

These idiots called Jonathan, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & co are brutal killers. This is a note of reminder to our anarchy president named Jonathan or Jonaharam. Remember Gadaffi of Libya who was slaughtered together with his sons after 42 years in power. Mubarak of Egypt who goes to court lying on a stretcher after more than 30yrs in power. These people use to rent crowd to protest on their behalf and after everything what happened? Of course they were caught. This should serve as a big lesson to cruel Jonathan. A word is enough for the wise.

Clueless

Ifeanyi-Democracy 4ever, obviously u are as clueless as this government is. Is there one single reason you can advance to show that government cannot do something that cheap? It's been cheap pre-inception, thats why the major players squandered our money in their desperation for votes. Now the only way out is to continue the psychological genocide on the Nigerian people. Oh yes, this totally smells of government's dubiousness. Get a life please!!!

Why is there no love in Nigeria

Why is it that Nigerian leaders do not love Nigeria / Nigerians, their brothers and sisters?
Why is it that Nigerian leaders are so:
. insensitive and dumb?
. selfish & cannot see beyond their noses?
. ungrateful to the people that put them there to rule?
. cruel and heartless?
Why is it that Nigerian leaders do not:
. have a sense of history?
. want to write their name(s) in gold?
Why can't they make a sacrifice for their country?
There is only one answer ... they are really bastards .... I think they may not really be Nigerians as only a bastard will spoil his father's house ...... No other explanation, they MUST be BASTARDS of the highest order.
How much have they stolen and are still stealing?
Money can never be enough for thieves ..... insatiable dumb asses that do not know that a good name is better than riches ......!
I weep for Nigerian leaders - None of them is worth being called a leader, they are a bunch of idiots masquerading as humans, animals in human skin.

VERY BIG NO TO SUBSIDY REMOVAL

They said money was not budgeted for fuel subsidy in this year's budget. And yet, over 70 percent of the budget will be used for recurrent expenditure, which means subsidy was removed to free more funds for government to use for their welfare alone. If truly subsidy is meant to save money for capital project, it would have reflected in this year's budget. It is business as usual, spending close to 75 percent of the budget to run the Government. President Jonathan, be a selfless Leader and not a selfish one as your actions portray. Cut your wasteful spending, prone down your cabinet and bloted parastatals. Cut Salary and allowances of the National assembly,including that of the Ministers. If you do this, you would have saved a lot more money for Nigeria. Use it to fix our refineries and build new ones.

SAY NO FUEL PRICE INCREASE/REVERT BACK TO OLD PRICE OF 65 NAIRA

Government of Jonathan should be truthful to Nigerians. Removal of subsidy is meant to free more funds for governments to share and loot, thereby passing the burden on Nigerians, those deluding themselves thinking that the suffering will be only for a while should better have a rethink, this was how SAP was sold to Nigerians, since then Nigerians have continued to suffer. I want everyone of you to know that the marketers and importers of fuel are not being punished for fuel subsidy removal, they will continue to make their money at the expense of Nigerians, they are now making triple profit as prices varies from places to places. The Government merely pass the burden onto Nigerian masses. The irony of it all is that nothing will be done with the purported money meant to be saved from the said subsidy removal. Let everyone of us say no to fuel price increase, this Jonathan's deception must not be allowed to succeed.

NO SUBSIDY ON PMS

The group stated, “The cost structure of crude oil production includes: findings/development, $3.5; production cost, $1.5; refining cost, $12.6; pipeline/transport, $1.5; and distribution/bridging fund margin, $15.69.
“With this, the total sum cost per one barrel of petroleum anywhere in Nigeria will be $34.8; then one litre will cost $34.8/159 litres, which will be $0.219; 9).
“To get the naira equivalent, multiply $0.219 by N160 (i.e. the current exchange rate of the naira to the dollar): 0.219xN160 is N35.02k. When we add tax – N5 to N35.02, the total cost is N40.02; 10). Thus, the actual cost of petrol per litre in Nigeria is N40.02. As you know, locally-refined products cannot be sold at international price.”

No subsidy on PMS

independent research it conducted showed that the four refineries had a total installed capacity of 445,000 barrels per day.
It stated that the current capacity of the refineries was 133,500 barrels per day (or 21.2m litres, 30 per cent of installed capacity) due to ageing equipment.
The SNG added that the required domestic consumption for petrol was 12m litres.
“This means that even our moribund refineries can actually meet our local consumption need for petroleum,” it added.
The group stated, “The cost structure of crude oil production includes: findings/development, $3.5; production cost, $1.5; refining cost, $12.6; pipeline/transport, $1.5; and distribution/bridging fund margin, $15.69.

independent research it

independent research it conducted showed that the four refineries had a total installed capacity of 445,000 barrels per day.
It stated that the current capacity of the refineries was 133,500 barrels per day (or 21.2m litres, 30 per cent of installed capacity) due to ageing equipment.
The SNG added that the required domestic consumption for petrol was 12m litres.
“This means that even our moribund refineries can actually meet our local consumption need for petroleum,” it added.
The group stated, “The cost structure of crude oil production includes: findings/development, $3.5; production cost, $1.5; refining cost, $12.6; pipeline/transport, $1.5; and distribution/bridging fund margin, $15.69.

INEVITABLE IMPEACHMENT OF JONATHAN

JONATHAN IS CORRUPT. PERIOD. CORRUPTION IS THE PROBLEM. PATIENCE JONATHAN IS CORRUPT. PERIOD. CORRUPTION IS OUR BIGGEST PROBLEM. OUR PRESIDENT HAS REFUSED TO DECLARE HIS ASSETS AS REQUIRED. HE HAS REFUSED TO FIGHT CORRUPTION. IN DESPERATION HE NOW PUTS ALL THE BURDEN ON THE POOR. HE MUST BE IMPEACHED. PERIOD.

Until we revert back to you

Until we revert back to you on the matter we wish the students of Light to stay focused and join fellow citizens towards finding positive answers to lingering problems facing the nation and entire humanity today.

My love and blessings.

Satguru Maharaj Ji,
Living Perfect Master

However, we find this act as

However, we find this act as a sabotage to the good people and Governments of the Federal Republic, comprising the Federal Government and the 36 States of the Nigerian Federation and indeed the entire human race because the Living Perfect Master’s programmes are not only for Nigeria but indeed the whole world at a time that all hands are on deck to provide a meaningful and positive direction towards saving the human race and our environment.

Apart from the fact that this great country is a secular state and so all religious bodies must be equally represented to enable Nigeria win her war against corruption, terrorism, tribal barriers and religious fanaticism which is currently threatening life and property.

However, we find this act as

However, we find this act as a sabotage to the good people and Governments of the Federal Republic, comprising the Federal Government and the 36 States of the Nigerian Federation and indeed the entire human race because the Living Perfect Master’s programmes are not only for Nigeria but indeed the whole world at a time that all hands are on deck to provide a meaningful and positive direction towards saving the human race and our environment.

Apart from the fact that this great country is a secular state and so all religious bodies must be equally represented to enable Nigeria win her war against corruption, terrorism, tribal barriers and religious fanaticism which is currently threatening life and property.

Subsidy: With Boko Haram, leadership confirms its foolishness.

It is no brainer that a weak government cannot fight one battle let alone two potent ones at one single time. Jonathan, ministers and advisers are not up to the art and act of governance of the largest black nation on earth.

NIGERIAN BROADCASTING COMMISSION IS CORRUPTED

This is to regrettably inform the students of Light that our laudable quarterly programme which comes on OGTV every Saturday, and is expected to be on today, 7th January, 2012 at 1830 has been blocked by the Ogun State Television Service, through the orders of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission. This is a joke of the century.

On enquiry we were unreliably told that it was an order from one of the corrupt directors of a department in the National Broadcasting Commission who strongly advised OGTV to block the One Love Family programme because, as they claim, that our programme is dynamic and new to the people. This illegality goes a long way to tell any right thinking person that there is a big fish that has been manipulated out of water in that national outfit to finish itself.

NO TO PERPETUAL POVERTY

Nigerians don't want to be among the 20 largest economies in 2020 if it means that innocent people will die along the way #occupynigeria #fuelsubsidy. NO to Vision 20:2020, NO to GEJ, NO to PERPETUAL POVERTY.

Your hands are stained with the blood of innocents

@Ishaq
May d crys and d blood of d innocent lives you and your group killed continually be upon you and your geneartions yet born. You and your generations will never no peace. Amen!

UNDOUBTABLY TRUE

For those who are in doubt about this story please watch NTA news and see the level to which the goverment and its paid propagandists have stooped. All NTA parades are Idiots wheeled out to come and defend GOVT action and patronise Nigerians with a BETTER TOMMOROW CARROT especially Diezani telling us that "in thirty six months (3 years) Nigerians will start enjoying the impact of fuel subsidy removal and that they can then take the GOVT to task if otherwise" This Idiots really think Nigerians are dumb like themselves. who will even remember to make an issue of fuel subsidy removal during electioneering campaign? especially as the ARSEHOLE she currently calls her Boss will not be running for re-election

Another Oil marketers/NLC Propaganda: too cheap to be true

The account in this report is too cheap to have the hand of govt. Even a primary school pupil from any of the southern states would have done a better and more tidy prosubsidy protest. Only a FOOLISH Organiser will mastermind a protest then have the protesters queue up in the open, close to the venue of the protest, and issue them money. Except the Organiser of the pro-subsidy removal protest is a Hausa man. FOUL PLAY orchestrated by oil marketers cannot be ruled out.

I laugh

Just imagine what illiteracy can cause people to do. I laugh at politicians in Nigeria, so recruiting political thugs, as often said by the media is actaully true? God have on this power/ money drunk leaders. Their insensitive shamelessness is just so baffling.

Shut up.

Shut up.

reckless economic

reckless economic policies.
Instead of fighting against the removal of petroleum subsidy, let us all fight against the legacies and proclivities of independent Nigerian petroleum products marketers and their foreign benefactors as well as cohorts! Let us fight for the responsible use of public funds and for the redemption of our country from neo-colonial bondage!
My Love and Blessings

SATGURU MAHARAJ JI
Living Perfect Master