14 January 2012
As Nigerians marched on the street, in compliance with the strike order by the organised labour and civil society groups over fuel subsidy removal, people of the South-East looked the other way. From
to Anambra to Ebonyi to Imo, except Abia, the strike could not begin on Monday, as in the other geo-political zones of the country. Enugu
In the zone, traders opened their shops for business. The organised private sector, such as banks, in the states and civil servants, however, remained at home, even though they did not come out to protest. The governors of the South East region put in their weight to frustrate the nationwide strike, with some of them using the police to suppress the protesters, where attempts were made to march on the street.
Saturday Sun monitored the strike in the five states and brings excerpts from each of the states.