Cattle, food supplies to stop nationwide, northern dealers threaten

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A threat has been issued by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AFUCDN) to stop food supplies to the South and other parts of the country.

This decision according to the union will be executed within three weeks if governments at all levels failed to meet the agreements reached.

The National President of the AFUCDN, Muhammed Tahir, while speaking with journalists at the end of an emergency meeting of the union in Abuja on Tuesday, stated that since the Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, intervened in the last three months, leading to the suspension of their six-day industrial action, nothing has been done on the union’s agitation.

Recall that the union had in March 2021 gone on strike and stopped supply of foodstuffs to the South following allegations of killings of its members, illegal roadblocks and extortion from its members.

The union carried out the industrial action after the crisis that engulfed Shasha, in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Tahir said after reviewing the issues, the union resolved to throw its weight behind the onion sellers, who has already commenced cutting of supply to the southern part of the country.

He warned that AFUCDN might not guarantee industrial harmony after three weeks from now, should government fail to meet the union’s demands.

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