The details of the meeting between Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) have emerged.
A youth leader of the cattle dealers who attended the meeting, Abdullahi Tom, told Daily Trust that the union has agreed to shelve the strike.
He said the union agreed to suspend the strike after governor Bello and former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode appealed to the dealers to let peace reign.
Recall that the union commenced strike last week to protest the attack on some of their members during the #EndSARS protests and the recent Shasha market crisis in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
They had initially given the federal government a seven-day ultimatum to weigh into the situation and look into their demands.
The union had demanded protection of its members, and payment of N475 billion compensation for lives of members and properties lost during the #EndSARS protest and the Shasa market crisis.
They also demanded the dismantling of all roadblocks on federal highways where their members are harassed and money extorted from them by security operatives.
The strike entailed closing all routes between the North and South for vehicles conveying cattle and food items. Such vehicles were stopped from reaching the Southern region.
Both sides have been affected by the strike. Food prices soared in the South, while farmers in the North complained of poor patronage.