Northern Traders Lift Ban on the Supply of Food Items to South

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The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers in Nigeria (AUFCDN) has called off its nationwide strike after the Federal Government agreed to pay a sum of #4.75 billion.

President of AUFCDN, Comrade Mohammed Tahir disclosed this after a closed meeting with the Federal Government and the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Wednesday in Abuja. Tahir said, the government agreed to ensure protection of its members and stop all forms of multiple taxation and intimidation from security officials on the highways.

He also said, “All the stakeholders and members of AUFCDN in our nationwide strike are glad we achieved what we want to achieve. Since Governor of Kogi State Yahaya Bello appealed to us on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, we agreed to call off the nationwide strike today.”

The Northern traders blocked the food supply to the South to demand the payment of #4.75 billion compensation for lives of members and properties lost during #ENDSARS protest and Shasha market chaos.

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello appealed for immediate movement of foodstuffs and cattle to all parts of the country in Nigeria. However, the situation has led to an increase in the prices of foods in the southern part of the country.

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