Cattle, foodstuff traders end blockade as Presidency bows to demands

The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers in Nigeria has ended its 5-day nationwide strike after reaching an agreement with the Federal Government.

The AUFCDN President, Muhammad Tahir, said the strike was called off after the Federal Government through its representative Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello promised to pay N4.75bn compensation, ensure protection of its members and stop all forms of multiple taxation and intimidation from security officials on the highways.

The group had demanded N4.75b, compensation for the alleged killing of its members and properties lost during the #EndSARS protests and the Sasha market crisis.

In a briefing with journalists after the meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, Tahir stated that Bello begged the cattle dealers on behalf of the Federal Government to suspend the food blockade which kicked off five days ago.

He stated, “All the stakeholders and members of AUFCDN involved in our nationwide strike are glad; we achieved what we wanted to achieve.

“They agreed to pay the compensation and stop multiple taxations on federal highways and allow us to engage in our business activities peacefully nationwide.”

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