Monday, May 26, 2008

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.

Further Reading:
- 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?
- More on Brutish Airways

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Nigerian Drama Queen said...

Im first!!Yay!!

Nigerian Drama Queen said...

British airways has absolutely no regard for Nigerians. It never ceases to amaze me, how the planes get worse when I connect from London to Nigeria. Funny thing is, Nigeria is amongst their top 5 profitable routes! Oh well, I made a decision to fly something else back to the states this weekend-even though it meant 3 layovers all over the world...

Anonymous said...

Na wa o. There goes their apology. Maybe it is time to vote with our wallets. If only our brothers will join us.

TheAfroBeat said...

Thanks for sharing this! Only goes to show that they truly aren't sober after all that has happened...calling police on a handful of nigerians coming to state their demands. Ah well, the boycott goes on!

Stuck in my throat said...

I am so angry.
I agree totally with the Boycott.Silly sods.

Anonymous said...

I did not know how terrible some things are in Nigeria. It deplorable to have heavily-armed police sent out to intimidate peaceful demonstrators! I am glad to see this blog-- keep speaking up; your labor is not in vain in the Lord!

guerreiranigeriana said...

more fuel to my fire...had decided to ban them for looking into what you suggested initially about boycott their 'friends'...good work!!...keep keeping us informed...

eFJay said...

I'm happy about the boycott!

'ef babe'

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