Nigerian economy has witnessed occasional hike in the pump price of fuel in the last three decades. This occasional increase has generated reaction from civil society especially trade unions and pressure groups in the form of outright rejection and criticism of government’s policy of increase in fuel pump price. Such posture has also led to occasional trade dispute and strike action aimed at forcing government to reduce pump price of fuels with its attendant consequences on the economy of Nigeria. Thus this paper examines the case of increase in fuel-pump-price related trade disputes with special focus on the January 2012 fuel subsidy removal experience. It therefore assesses the performance of these associations (trade unions and pressure groups); reviews the issue of deregulation; and considers the possibilities of breaches being redressed or avoided entirely
Effect of Strike Action on Human Development among Social Studies Secondary School Students in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria (Published)
This research work was conducted to investigate the effects of strike action on secondary school students learning effectiveness in Social Studies in some selected secondary schools in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State as it patterns to their development. Survey research design was adopted for the study. With this design it was possible to study the targeted population using sample. The sample comprised of 100 students carefully selected from a population of 400 students. To elicit responses from these students, a structured and closeended questionnaire was developed and systematically administered. The questionnaires were retrieved and analyzed with the Pearsons Product Moment Correlation statistical tool. Result revealed that strike action in secondary school significantly influence students learning effectiveness and performance in Social Studies. To this end, it was recommended that the government and other educational stakeholders stand up to their responsibility and stabilize the education system while stamping out strike actions in the system for effective human development in the field of social studies.