The Northern cattle and foodstuff dealers under the umbrella of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN), has agreed to lift the embargo of food supplies to the south.
It was reported last week that Cattle dealers embark on strike, give cause of food restriction from North to South. The association requested ₦475 billion, from the federal government, in compensation for the alleged destruction of their businesses and property in Ondo and Oyo States in January and February.
While the strike lasted, the prices of foodstuff, including beef and vegetables, soared in Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous city and economic capital.
However, after an intensive dialogue with the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello on Wednesday, the joint union agreed to call off the strike embarked upon by its members.
The Union, led by its national president, Dr Mohammed Tahir, and critical stakeholders earlier met with the governor of Kogi State for a “fruitful” dialogue.
While addressing journalists in Abuja, Dr Muhammed Tahir commended governor Bello for intervening in the crisis and ensured it was resolved noting that the governor has demonstrated leadership which both parties greatly appreciated.
With this development, the union members are expected to commence movement of their agricultural produce; especially, cattle, vegetables and other foodstuffs to the Southern part of Nigeria. Which implies the end of the strike.
Ifesinachi Nnabugwu reporting, Obinwannem News