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FOOD BLOCKADE : Ram Sold For N1 m In Lagos – BBC Report



FOOD BLOCKADE : Ram Sold For N1 m In Lagos - BBC Report

The ongoing strike by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria has has started affecting prices of foodstuffs in Lagos. 

The union has blocked foodstuffs and cattle supply to the South West through Ilorin, Kwara State and Jebba, Niger State for five days now in protest against the alleged killing of Northerners in the South West.

The union demanded N4.7 billion as compensation for the lost of lives and properties of Northerners during the EndSARS protests, the recent Shasha market crisis in Ibadan etc. 

BBC reports that a ram was sold on Tuesday at N1million and another at N800,000 at Alaba Rago Market in Lagos State. 

Chickens sold for N1,500 have now gone up to N2,500 as a result of the strike which resulted in a shortage of chickens.

Speaking with Muhammadun Dauran Kaji, an Alaba chicken trader, said turkey (Talo-Talo) is now sold for N30,000.

An onion seller, Muhammadu Aminu, said the onion, which sold for N12,000, has now gone up to 30,000 per baskets.

Tomatoes which used to be sold at about N50 are now sold at about N300.

Reports also have it that at the heat of the strike, foodstuff and cattle dealers across the Northern have been diverting their goods and all consumables to the neigbouring countries of Niger Republic and Cameroon.



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