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What Yahaya Bello, Fani-Kayode Discussed With Northern Food Dealers

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What Yahaya Bello, Fani-Kayode Discussed With Northern Food Dealers

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.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Ismail

    4 March 2021 at 2:22 AM

    Kudos to you Mr nwodo , our now called southern leaders are selfish and looking for there child,wife , themselves and forgot to build futures down for unborn we southerners,if our forefathers did as they now duing what’s myth left for them to lavish,I will want them remember a Yoruba provab which says;omo ti otori pe owun nlo si Ede ti oba eede je ki oranti wipe eede too bake ni yio de si o o

  2. Ismail

    4 March 2021 at 2:35 AM

    When Obasanjo says Nigeria may break who will be good leaders in the southern regionals.

  3. Ismail

    4 March 2021 at 2:53 AM

    This nothaner so called food should have been leave alone for a month and let us look who will benefit much in-between,as Yoruba provab says;olobo ni owun afi nkankan te iyawo owun, iyawo olobo naa ni owun afi nkankan te oko owun Ka maa wo eniti yio the area won

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