CATTLE AND FOODSTUFF DEALERS AGREE TO RESUME THE MOVEMENT OF FOOD SUPPLIES FROM THE NORTH TO THE SOUTH
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 4, 2021
The leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff Dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria has agreed to resume the movement of food supplies from the North to the South.
Reports say the agreement was reached after a meeting between the leadership of the trade Union and Governor Yahaya Bello in Abuja.
An official of the Union, Awwalu Aliyu who spoke to newsmen in Kano said the decision not to supply food to the South was not to starve Southerners but to protest attacks on their numbers.
Aliyu alleged that some members in the South were killed, maimed and lost property, especially during the ENDSARS protests and the recent Shasha Market crisis in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital.
It would be recalled that northern traders had about a week ago embarked on a strike over alleged killing of Fulani Hardsmen in the Southern part of the Country.