Some members of the Civil Society, led by Jaye Gaskia who gathered at the Headquarters of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation in Abuja in a protest they have tagged ‘End Impunity Now’ this morning have dispersed.
The claim that they will continue their protests in different parts of the country and will submit a petition to the EFCC. They also called on Nigerians to be more politically active.
The protesters were demanding the removal of the Petroleum Minister by the president or her resignation as alternative, over involvement in the fuel subsidy fraud, implementation of the report. They are also asking the government to address the security situation in the country and the incessant hike in electricity tariff.
The protesters were however faced with resistance from over 30 well armed policemen who refused to allow them access to the premises and who asked them to get a permit from the FCT Police Command before they can hold the protest.
The protesters however argued that there is an existing law which allows Nigerians organise protests without police permit.