Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

By - DSM

January 2012 Uprising: When General Strike and Mass Protest against Fuel Subsidy Removal Nearly Swept a Capitalist Regime Out of Power

Ten years ago, instead of the festivities that often herald the New Year, Nigerian working people and youth started the year 2012 at the barricades. The immediate spark was the New Year Day announcement of fuel subsidy removal by the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government. Immediately, petrol stations adjusted the pump price of fuel from N65 per liter to over N141