Nigeria's North-South Food Delivery Boycott Called Off

A strike by the Amalgamated Union of Food and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) on February 24, 2021 has been called off. The strike was in protest over the alleged killing and maltreatment of union members in the southern part of the country during the #EndSARS protests. The union's action blocked the supply of foodstuffs and cattle to the region. According to Daily Trust, the AUFCDN embarked on the strike following the failure by both the national and south-west governments to consider its demands for the payment of over U.S.$1 billion as compensation for the loss of lives, trucks and goods incurred by its members during the  protests as well as the recent clashes in Shasha, Ibadan. The price of onions, tomatoes, yams and other foodstuff, as well as livestock skyrocketed beyond the reach of southern consumers as the items became scarce.

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