Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Strike: Jonathan apologises to Int’l community

Sun news
18 January 2012

•Says his govt can’t be toppled

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday apologised to the international community over the six-day strike called by the organised labour and its civil society allies over removal of fuel subsidy.

He has also said nobody could topple a democratically elected government. He said only leaders who imposed themselves on people would experience turbulence.
He has further assured that henceforth, government would no longer carry out deregulation in a way that would affect Nigerians adversely.

Speaking during the annual diplomatic dinner at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, he assured that despite the protests that trailed the removal of subsidy, it was done with the best intentions to manage the nation’s oil resources to the benefit of the Nigerian people.

He said the civil protests had gone a long way in strengthening the resolve of his administration to make Nigeria a better society. He further assured the diplomatic community of his administration’s determination to tackle the emerging security challenges facing the country.

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