Northern food dealers finally lift ban on food supply to southern Nigeria after negotiations in Abuja

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Trucks were blocked from supplying food from the North to Southern Nigeria
Trucks were blocked from supplying food from the North to Southern Nigeria
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The leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the umbrella of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) have agreed to end the blockade of food supplies to the south.

9News Nigeria gathered that the union are having a crucial meeting with some governors in the nation’s capital, Abuja on Wednesday, 3rd March 2021 where they heeded to pressures and agreed to lift the ban.

Kogi State Governor, HE Yahaya Bello after meeting with the leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the umbrella of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN)
Kogi State Governor, HE Yahaya Bello after meeting with the leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the umbrella of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) – 9News Nigeria

Abdullahi Tom, a youth leader of the cattle dealers in Lagos, told Daily Trust, that Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, is among the leaders who appealed to them to end the industrial action.

According to a report made available to 9News Nigeria, the youth leader of the cattle dealers in Lagos state, Abdullahi Tom revealed to reporters that the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bellow and some other leaders were among those in attendance of the meeting where the union leaders were negotiating on the lifting of the ban in order to allow food supplies from the North to Southern Nigeria.

READ ALSO: Northern Traders Says We Will Rather Lose Our Goods, Insist On Continuing Food Blockade To The South.

Food decay after trucks were blocked from supplying food from the North to Southern Nigeria
Food decay after trucks were blocked from supplying food from the North to Southern Nigeria

Recall that some people from northern Nigeria had allegedly blocked trucks carrying food supplies to southern Nigeria which resulted in the decay of such products, and as well leading to shortages of food supplies in the south of Nigeria apart from huge economic loss on the farmers.

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9News Nigeria reported on 2nd March 2021 that the Department of State Service (DSS) had reportedly invited the leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) for blocking food transportation to the Southern region of the country.

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