Food Blockage: Northern Food Dealers agree to lift ban on supply to South

Ø  As prices skyrocket in Nsukka, Aba, environs

The leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) has agreed to end the blockade of supplies to the South.

The AUFCDN reached the agreement at a meeting with Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, in Abuja yesterday.

Last week, the union commenced a strike 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 road-blocks on federal highways where their members are harassed and money extorted from them by security operatives.

Following the blockage, prices of food items have sky-rocketed in daily markets in parts of Enugu State and Aba, Abia State as well as other environs in the South.

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