Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and the former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fain-Kayode on Wednesday led the leadership of the Amalgamated Union of Food and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AFUCDN), to the presidential villa, Abuja to request for the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari on the issues leading to the recent food blockage imposed on the south.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Governor Bello said that the union had tabled a list of demands, which must be met to avert a reoccurrence. Governor Bello said working with Fani-Kayode, he has been able to reach out to the major stakeholders on both sides on the need for peace to reign.
He disclosed that he had gotten the commitment from the relevant parties to sheath their swords in order to end the hardship that has accompanied the food embargo.
Also speaking, the former Aviation Minister, Fani-Kayode said but for the timely intervention, the crisis which he described as a very complicated issue, would definitely have snowballed into a major crisis in the country. He described the intervention led by Bello and his team as “more or less like a miracle” as they acted within 72 hours which led to a positive resolution.