We marched to the Deputy Governor's residence, and she explained that since the Governor wasn't back, she didn't have a response for us; but she reassured us that a speedy resolution was being sought. She wasn't let off easily, as the youth in our midst asked her about the recent hike in school fees at LASU. Her response unsatisfactory as she asked us not to join issues, but that the fuel issue be resolved first.
We thanked her for attending to us and returned to base - Falomo.
|Pastor Tony occupying the Deputy Gov's|
residence after asking me why weeds have
occupied his lawn
|Waiting for the Deputy Governor|
|Listening to the Dep. Gov.|
|Marching back to base|
|Zaccheus on the sycamore tree?|
Yesterday, when I got home, my husband asked me how it went. I told him all that happened at NTA et al and that when we returned to Falomo, that Femi Falana came from Ojota to address us. When he asked me what Femi Falana said, I gave him a blank stare and replied 'he spoke'! He gave me one of those looks and I immediately felt stupid. But for the life of me, whether due to tiredness or hunger, or maybe a 'senior moment', I just couldn't remember what Femi Falana had said. In fact, I didn't remember until today.
Anyway, because of that I had made up my mind, that I would make sure that I remembered one salient point from every speech. Something to go home with. I used to memo pad on my blackberry to take notes - just in case you're wondering how I could have managed a camera, a note pad and pencil.
After the organisers, Kola and Sleeves up gave us the line up of events, the speeches started.
|Arriving at Falomo|
|Mrs Adetula speaking on behalf pensioners,|
and explains how many pensioners are suffering
without a voice
|"A WASTEFUL GOVERNMENT CANNOT|
MAKE PRUDENT INVESTMENT" FELA DUROTOYE
|Pastor Tony looks on as Kola asks if|
ou morale is high
|MTN Staff watching the occupation from |
|"NO PHARAOH WILL LET A NATION|
GO WITHOUT A FIGHT" TONY RAPU
|MRS ITSUELI DEMANDING ACCOUNTABILITY|
|"IT'S ALL ABOUT SOCIAL INJUSTICE.|
ARE YOU WILLING TO GIVE UP YOUR PRIVILEGES
|"IT ISN'T ABOUT THE FUEL SUBSIDY.|
ASO ROCK FEEDING ALLOWANCE N3bn.
GOVT HAS FAILED ON PAST PROMISES.
ONE MAN WAN GO PISS, 20 MOTO GO
FOLLOW AM" DEDE MABIAKU
|"IT ISNT ABOUT FUEL SUBSIDY ANYMORE,|
IT'S ABOUT CORRUPTION. THEY'RE THIEVES.
SAGAMU BENIN EXPRESSWAY HAS BEEN
FIXED IN EVERY BUDGET" KATE HENSHAW
|"I WILL OCCUPY UNTIL MY CHANGE COMES.|
THE BUDGET IS FRAUDULENT. THEY HAVE MADE
PROVISION FOR GENERATORS FOR ASO ROCK
IN THE BUDGET WHICH MEANS THAT THERE'S
NO INTENTION OF DOING ANYTHING ABOUT POWER!
IF YOU'RE NOT SATISFIED, CALL FOR EARLY ELECTIONS.
|THE SURPRISE OF THE DAY!|