Nigerians Buying Food In Bulk In Preparation For Nationwide Strike Next Week

Date: 15-05-2016 9:37 am (5 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- at 15-05-2016 09:37 AM (5 years ago)
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Nigerians have started stockpiling food ahead of the ultimatum issued by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the coalition of the civil society organisations that petrol price be reverted to N86.50 or all workers would embark on a strike.



On Saturday, the organised labour again repeated that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government had till Tuesday night to reverse the increase in the price of fuel from N145 to N86.50 or face a total shutdown of the country.

The three-day ultimatum was first announced on Friday.

Following this warning, a cross section of Nigerians in different parts of the country told SUNDAY
PUNCH that they were getting prepared for the strike by buying enough food in their homes.

A businesswoman based in Osogbo, Osun State, Mrs. Mayowa Bamisaiye, said she was ready for the strike because she had expected it after the Federal Government announced the new fuel price.

She said:
 ‘‘I do not agree with the new increment and I expected the labour unions to resist it. I have bought some food and I will buy more that will be enough to cater for my family during the strike. I also intend to withdraw some money to cater for some domestic needs as the strike lasts.’’
Also, a human resources officer in a non-governmental organisation in Ibadan, Oyo State, Mr. Paul Sodeinde, said he was prepared for the strike.

Sodeinde stated:
‘‘I have enough fuel for my generator. There is food in the house and water. I am ready to endure the strike for as long as it lasts.’’
The story was the same as most of the people that spoke to Punch in Lagos said they had started making preparations for a long stay at home.


Posted: at 15-05-2016 09:37 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
- CHRISETTE at 15-05-2016 09:42 AM (5 years ago)
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What about people that don't have money to buy nko? We will now die off hunger abi? God dey ooo
Posted: at 15-05-2016 09:42 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- 50scent at 15-05-2016 09:51 AM (5 years ago)
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I'm going to the market

Posted: at 15-05-2016 09:51 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- benosky4 at 15-05-2016 10:15 AM (5 years ago)
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I'm going to farm till d strike is over

Posted: at 15-05-2016 10:15 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Oworen25 at 15-05-2016 10:21 AM (5 years ago)
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We never see anything yet
Posted: at 15-05-2016 10:21 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Oworen25 at 15-05-2016 10:22 AM (5 years ago)
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Me i get plenty food to eat oh
Posted: at 15-05-2016 10:22 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- angesco at 15-05-2016 10:31 AM (5 years ago)
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We will NOT be able ro even buy FOOD.

The traders will use the opportunity to INFLATE their prices EVEN on EXPIRED GOODS.

We Nigerians are our OWN worse enemies.

No FUEL. No FUEL.

Lets BLAME a foriegn nation for OUR OWN corruption to make OURSELVES feel better!
Posted: at 15-05-2016 10:31 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Sparky12 at 15-05-2016 10:43 AM (5 years ago)
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lyf goes on
Posted: at 15-05-2016 10:43 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- maximanpele at 15-05-2016 11:00 AM (5 years ago)
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Each time goverment implement a programme that we wil benefit from in future. Some people will use sentment based on tribalism and religion to stop it.Forgeting that NO PAIN NO GAIN 
Posted: at 15-05-2016 11:00 AM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- yawa_don_gas at 15-05-2016 11:11 AM (5 years ago)
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You mean say yawa go soon gas?
Posted: at 15-05-2016 11:11 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- willyking at 15-05-2016 11:17 AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: marcelo on 15-05-2016 11:00 AM
Each time goverment implement a programme that we wil benefit from in future. Some people will use sentment based on tribalism and religion to stop it.Forgeting that NO PAIN NO GAIN 
o boy be careful make this pain u dey comfortable with no kill u, abi u nor no say  pain feet kill person, which kind pain Nigerian never suffer b4 if u no get pity 4 ur self, leave orthers to pity them selves.
Posted: at 15-05-2016 11:17 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- uduehi at 15-05-2016 11:19 AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: marcelo on 15-05-2016 11:00 AM
Each time goverment implement a programme that we wil benefit from in future. Some people will use sentment based on tribalism and religion to stop it.Forgeting that NO PAIN NO GAIN 
during jonathan this same set of people refused him to governor the con3 well but we can better understand the buhari and APC are worst
Posted: at 15-05-2016 11:19 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- uduehi at 15-05-2016 11:27 AM (5 years ago)
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Next election when u hear sai buhari u will say change buhari
Posted: at 15-05-2016 11:27 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- kison at 15-05-2016 11:29 AM (5 years ago)
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SOMEBODY WILL STILL BLAME BUHARI FOR THIS....Y'ALL BETTER BE CAREFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
Posted: at 15-05-2016 11:29 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- okuboye at 15-05-2016 11:33 AM (5 years ago)
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I don buy food stuff that will sustain my family for a year... there is no going back. make buhari reverse the price with Mario speed
Posted: at 15-05-2016 11:33 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Eazyatumeyi at 15-05-2016 11:39 AM (5 years ago)
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make una no worry I go arrange food for una
Posted: at 15-05-2016 11:39 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- giftmurphy at 15-05-2016 11:58 AM (5 years ago)
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please bring down the price bubu
Posted: at 15-05-2016 11:58 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- gogoman at 15-05-2016 12:05 PM (5 years ago)
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only in naija
Posted: at 15-05-2016 12:05 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- leodavinci at 15-05-2016 12:09 PM (5 years ago)
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Okay noted
Posted: at 15-05-2016 12:09 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- leodavinci at 15-05-2016 12:10 PM (5 years ago)
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Okay noted
Posted: at 15-05-2016 12:10 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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