Posted by News Express | 31 January 2022 | 328 times
By TINA TIMOTHY
The Revolutionary Socialist Movement (RSM) has said that Suspension of fuel hike is a partial and temporary, but important victory.
This is contained in a press statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Salako Kayode, wherein he saluted Nigerians for this all-important victory.
“RSM salutes Nigerians for their continued show of courage and determination against the anti-poor, pro-rich policies of the Federal Government of Nigeria,” the statement said.
Satisfied with the suspension of the subsidy removal till further notice, RSM in the recent statement commended Nigerians for the nationwide mass protest of January 27, and the national protest in Abuja on February 1, which, it said, resulted in the victory.
The statement partly reads: “RSM takes note of the suspension of the subsidy removal till further notice by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, with great satisfaction. In the statement of the federal government, the hike on fuel prices was not cancelled, but only postponed. They plan to impose in future.
“This, therefore, is an important, though partial and temporary victory. It is undoubtedly the result of the Nigerian people preparing for a Nationwide mass protest on 27th of January across the thirty six states and the national protest in Abuja on 1st of February. The suspension by the Federal government has led the Trade Union leaders to suspend the protests.”
Calling on Nigerians to prepare for and rise up to other challenges in the future, RSM charges all “to get prepared to fight against the onslaught.”
It said: “RSM calls on Nigerians not to relax or be silent in the coming period. There are more social and economic issues that Nigerians need to protest
“For all these reasons, we call on the Nigerian workers and youth to get prepared to fight against all this onslaught.
“The recent victory must signal to us that when we fight, we win! If we don’t fight, we are bound to lose.
“We call on the Nigerian people to join forces with us to build a mass-based political alternative movement to struggle for political power to end the neo-liberal policies of the present government, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.
“We must fight for a socialist alternative, so that the abundant human and natural resources of Nigeria will be used for the benefits of the majority as against the interests of the tiny, super rich minority. It’s the greed of the few that puts us in the present, deep social and economic crisis and only a mass-based political alternative with a socialist programme can put an end to it.”
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