Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria have embarked on a nationwide strike.
The Grand Matron of the Association, Hajia Kabir Usman, announced the nationwide strike. Usman said the announcement follows the expiration of the seven-day ultimatum given to the federal government.
However, he advised the police not to disturb the union’s task force, who will enforce the strike.
According to Usman, the task force would ensure that the union members do not move food and cattle from the North to the South.
Earlier, the union had demanded payment of N475 billion compensation for lives of members and properties lost during the EndSARS protest and Sasa market crisis in Ibadan, Oyo State.
He further revealed that the union had concluded plans to close the Northern and Southern part of the country’s borders. However, he vowed that the Association would not compromise on its demands.
Everyevery.ng had reported that Governor Seyi Makinde had issued an order that the Sasa Market in Akinyele local government area of the State be reopened.
Makinde gave the order after meeting with the Sasa community leaders and stakeholders to discuss the economic implications of closing the market.
However, the Governor appealed to both Hausa and Yoruba ethnic groups to restore their previous amicable relationship as he also directed that the market be cleared of all debris.