Foodstuff, Cattle Dealers take decision on resumption of food supplies to the South

Just after about one week, the Leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers operating under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, on Wednesday, agreed to resume the movement of food supplies from the northern part of the country to the southern part of the country.

It was learnt that the agreement was reached when the leadership of the trade union met with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in Abuja. Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode was also at the meeting. 

Recall that the northern traders had embarked on strike over the alleged killing of their members in the southern part of the country. 

As a result Prices of food commodities like pepper, tomatoes, beef, yam, garri, amongst others, had gone up tremendously with many southerners groaning and complaining about the increase.

Ahmed Alaramma, the General Secretary, AUFCDN, had said the President of the association, Mohammed Tahir, was with the Department of State Services over the blockade.

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The aggrieved traders further called on the Federal Government to pay them billions in compensation while Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere; Activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, and others had threatened to launch a campaign against cows in protest against the development.

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