Farsighted bourgeoisie in Nigeria are afraid of the probable revolutionary upheaval which the removal of fuel subsidy may bring about. That is why fuel scarcity is artificially created to pressurise the masses so that they may demand its availability even if the subsidy will be removed without coming up against it. This is an evidence of psychological tactic designed to serve as a smokescreen to hoodwink the masses into overlooking the drastic economic implication of removing fuel subsidy.
In many of our previous critiques of capitalism, we have been saying that masses will definitely and inevitably be made to pay for the economic crisis brought about by capitalism. No hope on bourgeois government irrespective of whoever leads it. No positive change can be attained within the confine of capitalist system. Advanced workers and youths should organise a genuine labour party armed with socialist alternative so as to take over power from the bourgeoisie. The party must not be marred with corrupt bureaucrats like the so-called labour party in the Nigerian labour movement of today.
12 March 2016
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