Back in February two Lagos students were killed by police as they protested against the recent hike in school fees. In some cases fees have been increased a hundred times over. This is making it practically impossible for poor and working class Nigerian children to get an education.
In March millions of Nigerian were forced to stay at home for the day
as government officials carried out a head and property count. The regime
claimed this would allow for a serious calculation of the level of unemployment
and thus allow for “job-creation” to go ahead. The operation was inefficient
and plagued by corruption. In the real world Nigerians continue to lose their
jobs, pensions, education…
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the first edition of the Workers' Alternative,
the Nigerian Marxist journal. It has not been easy keeping the banner
of genuine Marxism flying in the conditions that prevail in Nigeria but
the comrades have kept going thanks to the support and encouragement
from their numerous supporters and readers, inside and outside Nigeria.
Now to mark the anniversary they are making an appeal for more support.