The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers in Nigeria (AUFCDN) has threatened to resume its strike and cut off food supply nationwide.
They made this threat following the Federal Government’s failure to pay the N4.75 billion compensation agreed with them.
Recall that in February, the group demanded payment of N475 billion compensation for the lives of members and properties lost during the #EndSARS protest and Shasa market chaos.
They also demanded that all roadblocks on federal highways be removed as they are being used to subject their members’ serious hardship.
The strike was later to be called off after Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, mediated.
Well, it seems the government didn’t fulfill its promise.
Speaking at a meeting chaired by its President, Comrade Muhammad Tahir and held in Abuja on Tuesday, June 8, the Northern traders threatened to go on strike and cut off food supply nationwide if the Federal government doesn’t fulfill its promise.
They gave the government a three-week ultimatum to implement the signed agreement that led to the calling-off of their strike in March.
They also alleged that their members were still being extorted by security agencies and harassed in the South – East.