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By Titilope Akosa - Originally published by Word Pulse

 13th January 2012

"In African Tradition, when old women resort to protesting naked then hell is let loose on the pepetrator of the cause of the protest."

The recent increase in pump prices of fuel and other petroleum products in Nigeria has drawn the ire of Nigerian women.

Nigerian women join all Nigerians in condemining the increase and support the peaceful protest been staged all over Nigeria from the 9th of January 2012.

The Nigerian women have joined in the protest against removal of fuel subsidy tagged #Occupy Nigeria, they are on the streets of Nigeria calling on Nigerian government to reverse the removal of subsidy on fuel and other petroleum products.

The More Women Group Nigeria, speaking on behalf of Nigerian women, said that "Nigerian women say NO!!! To increase in pump prices of fuel and other petroleum products!

Enough! No more poverty distribution policies by a lying government!

Ms Funmi Lyanda, a popular talk show host in Lagos, said that she had to leave her sick daughter in the hospital to join the protest because the protest is about the future of her daughter.

Some women interviewed at Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota, Lagos Nigeria, venue of the #Occupylagos rally said that "removal of fuel subsidy will redistribute poverty which is already disproportionately affecting women."

Others said "we cannot subsidize food for our families again. The fuel subsidy removal has affected our incomes. Our children will soon be withdrawn from school. Our future and that of our children is in serious jeopardy".

The protest took a worrisome dimension on the second day when the older women in Benin, Edo state southern Nigeria came out naked in protest.

In African Tradition, when old women resort to protesting naked then hell is let loose on the pepetrator of the cause of the protest.

Indeed, Nigerian women have demonstrated bravery and are serious in reclaiming back Nigeria from the hands of oil cabals who have vowed to continue to hold Nigerains to ransom.

Nigerian women say ABSOLUTE NO!!! TO FUEL HIKE!!!