In an attempt to peacefully deliver its demands for better treatment of Nigerian passengers, Respect Nigerians Coalition (RNC) was met at British Airways by heavily armed anti-riot police.
Thankfully, no one was rough handled, and in fact, Lagos Mobile Police Commander, Patrick Ejebawe, crafted a compromise that allowed leaders of RNC to deliver their demands on Brutish Airways authorities and inform them of the now commenced boycott. In representing Nigerians, RNC has informed the Brutes that this boycott, will not end until Brutish Airways has met the demands to treat Nigerians with respect.
But this begs the question why Brutish Airways would insist on the presence of armed police officers when dealing with complaining customers? After all, Nigerians have a right to gather, complain and do what they like in their own country. Personally, this just reinforces the fact that Brutish Airways has absolutely no respect for Nigerians and could care less if we boycott or don't boycott. It seems that it was only when the company realized that journalists were present that they decided to actually meet with RNC members.
I, for one, continue to support the boycott and can only hope that others will too.
Finally, on Thursday, May 29th, it will mark one year since the Nigerian Proclamation and the recognition Nigerian bloggers and this site received for taking a stance on the state of Nigerian politics. If you are unfamiliar with the Nigerian Proclamation, please read up on it to learn more. For others, this week will feature a wonderful post on Wednesday from a fellow Nigerian blogger on their vision for Nigeria. On Thursday, there will be a post commemorating the one year anniversary of the Nigerian Proclamation. I continue to believe that Nigerians will change our country for the better. All you need to do is believe.
Thanks to Chxta for helping me decide what to blog about today.
- Nigerians, 'Brutish' Airways & Respect Pt. 1
- Nigerians, 'Brutish' Airways & Respect Pt 2
- Finally, Some Concrete Nigerian 'Action' on Brutish Airways & BASSA
- "Casual Racism" at Brutish Airways?