President seeks understanding of Nigerians on deregulation

Presidential address on the implementation of the deregulation policy in the downstream sector of the petroleum industry yesterday:
Dear Compatriots,
•This is the second time in two weeks I will address you on the deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector. In the last seven days, the nation has witnessed a disruption of economic activities. Although, the economic imperatives for the policy have been well articulated by government, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) went ahead to declare a nationwide strike.
•There was also near-breakdown of law and order in certain parts of the country as a result of the activities of some persons or groups of persons who took advantage of the situation to further their narrow interests by engaging in acts of intimidation, harassment and outright subversion of the Nigerian state. I express my sympathy to those who were adversely affected by the protests…

http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news/33425-president-seeks-understanding-of-nigerians-on-deregulation.html

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