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Union calls off food embargo to the South

The Amalgamated Union of Food and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, AFUCDN, has called off food embargo to the South.

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode on Wednesday, led the leadership of the amalgamated union to a meeting with the Chief of Staff to President Buhari in Abuja, during
which issues leading to the recent food blockage imposed on the South were discussed.

Governor Bello said working with Mr. Fani-Kayode, he had been able to reach out to the major stakeholders on both sides, who had agreed to address the issues at stake amicably.

The most important commitment, according to him, is the pledge that people from the South would stop attacking Hausa/Fulani communities in the South, and the agreement that criminals, irrespective of their
leanings, would be handed over to law enforcement agents.

Also speaking, Mr. Fani-Kayode said but for the timely intervention, the crisis, which he described as a very complicated one, would definitely have snowballed into a major crisis of in the country.

Addressing journalists at the end of the meeting, the head of the Union, Dr Mohammed Tahir commended Governor Bello for wading into the crisis pledging that it was resolved.

With this development, the Union members will commence the movement of their products especially cattle, vegetables and other foodstuffs to the Southern part of Nigeria and vice versa”, he stated.

Abdallah Bello

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