No amount has been fixed as compensation for cattle dealers, foodstuff union members – Gov Yahaya Bello
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has said no amount has been fixed yet to compensate members of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers in Nigeria who called off their strike on Wednesday.
He stated this on Friday during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
“The Amalgamated union crisis has been resolved and there are demands and one of the demands is compensation,” he noted.
“As I speak to you now, there has not been any number or figure put forward or I have advanced to the Federal Government for compensation; it is just an agreement in principle that okay, we have heard you, please sheathe your swords, return back to your food supply”.
“So, no figure has been ascertained at all. At least, there should be names, there should be police reports and worth of properties damaged and that has not been given to me by now”.
“What Mr President has directed is that I should liaise with the police and other security agencies to ensure lives are secured and that extortion stops,” he added.
Governor Bello’s remarks come two days after members called off their industrial action, protesting what they described as incessant attacks on their members in the South and extortion by security agents on highways.
The members had blocked the movement of cattle and foodstuffs from the Northern part of the country to the South for almost a week.
Following the earlier strike, Governor Bello and a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode intervened which led to the call off.