Insecurity: Food, cattle dealers threaten nationwide strike

The Amalgamated Union of Food Stuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, (AFUCDN), says it will embark on a nationwide strike over alleged illegal roadblocks and multiple taxations on its members.

The National President of the union, Muhammed Tahir, stated this while addressing newsmen at the end of an emergency meeting of the union yesterday, in Abuja.

Recall that the union had gone on strike in March, following similar allegations, including extortion of her members and attacks of its members in some parts of the country.

The union had earlier embarked on a 6-day industrial action, which was suspended after the intervention of Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

Tahir said that after reviewing the issues, the union resolved to throw its weights behind the Onion Union, which had commenced cutting-off supply to the southern part of the country due to the same issues.

He, therefore, said that the union would cut the supply of food nationwide if the government failed to meet its demands within three weeks.

According to him, AFUCDN is not on strike at the moment but may not guarantee industrial harmony after three weeks if the government fails to meet the union’s demands.

Also, the legal adviser to the union, Magama Saleh, advised the government to do the needful in order to avert cutting down of food supply across the country.

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