Nigerians have been expressing their grievances on Twitter and different social media platforms with hashtags such as #EnoughIsEnough, #RevolutionNow #OccupyNigeria2 and other popular hashtags during the 2012 protests that forced the then Government of Goodluck Jonathan to stop the complete removal of fuel subsidy.
Civil Society Leaders have come out in numbers to declare their intentions of coming out on the street as they did in 2012 to protest peacefully.
President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Yerima Shettima, Yinka Odumakin, a leader of Afenifere, Yoruba social-cultural group and many more leaders have given a statement on the hike of the fuel and electricity tariff.
“Government must be inclusive; Government must be seen to carry its citizens along. It appears they do not have any medium of consulting before making certain decisions. It is wrong for them to make any tariff increase that will compound the problem of Nigerians. Nigerians are suffering at this time. People are suffering the brunt of the Government’s policies. If they decide to protest, I will join”, Shettima says.
Odumakin said the All Progressives Congress leaders had failed to fulfil the promises they made in 2015.
He recalled that they said petrol should sell for as low as N40 when they were the opposition party.
In 2012, President Buhari joined the mass protest against the fuel subsidy.