Report from Nigeria 3

Nigeria Transition Watch Number 10
(Number 10)
by Michael Fleshman, The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
June 26, 1999
Publisher: The Africa Fund
5 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: Nigeria
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Report from Ahuja, Nigeria by The Africa Fund's Human Rights Coordinator Michael Fleshman. The report says President Olusegun Obasanjo's dramatic gestures and bold actions slowed as he began to encounter some of the more intractable problems of democratic governance. The report discusses Center for Law Enforcement Education Executive Director Innocent Chukwuma, the Niger Delta oil fields, the Lagos State Legislature, Lagos State Governor Bola Tinobu, the Anambra State Legislature, Nigerian elementary school teachers, state civil servants, non-payment of wages, Sani Abacha, Frank Kokori, Milton Dabibi, the oil workers' union, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, the Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC), National Union of Teachers General Secretary Gabriel Falade, NUPENG, PENGASSAN, the Nigerian labor movement, the National Union of Journalists, strike, the town of Warri, Delta State Governor James Ibori, former Information Minister Chief Edwin Clark, the city of Benin, the Ijaw delegation, Ijaw youth activists, Texaco, Bayelsa state, the Ijaw Youth Council, the December 1998 Kaiama Declaration, a $30 minimum monthly wage, President Obasanjo's anti-corruption bill, and Parliament. • Grappling with Governance • States of Disarray • Organized Labor Rebounds • Oil Fields Crisis Continues
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root