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Strike Action: Cattle Dealers Gives FG 7-day Ultimatum

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Cattle dealers in Nigeria are threatening to embark on a nationwide strike.

The dealers operating under the alias of Amalgamated Union of Food and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AFUCDN), expressed displeasure that its members are allegedly being killed in various parts of the country.

The union’s leaders on Sunday, February 21, said they are giving the government until Wednesday, February 24, to address their issues or they would commence industrial action.

A statement by the union alleged that there have been incessant attacks on their members and their properties across the country since the #ENDSARS protest in October 2020.

Ahmed Alarama, the Secretary-General of the association, claimed that some of their members were killed and their properties destroyed in the recent violence that took place in Shasha community in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Alarama said that the union had written to the federal government, state governments, first-class emirs, amongst others about their tragedy but did not get any response.

He said they are demanding that the Nigerian government broker an agreement between the 36 states and AFUCDN. Alarama went on to note that if nothing is done at the end of the seven-day ultimatum, the group will call on its members to stop the movement of their cattle and goods nationwide.

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