Northerners Allegedly Begin Diversion Of Food Items To Niger And Cameroon3 min read
Northerners Allegedly Begin Diversion Of Food Items To Niger And Cameroon.
Foodstuff and cattle dealers across the Northern part of the country have started diverting their goods and all consumables to the neigbouring countries of Niger Republic and Cameroon.
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They have also begun blocking trade routes to the South by stopping food item-laden trucks from going south.
Truckloads of food items from the northern part of the country were on Friday stopped by northerners from entering Kwara State and neighbouring states in the South West.
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There have been agitations recently by the southerners that the northerners in their states should go back to their region. This is becoming serious as almost all southern states are part of this fight.
Oyo State, Imo state, Edo state, and others have openly ordered the northerners out of their states.
Now the big question is, will the departure of northerners from the South affect this region in any way?
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It is a known fact that most of the jobs that require unskilled workers are done by these northerners. This ranges from farm work, shoe mending, cloth mending, and other menial jobs. These northerners are readily available for these works.
Again, most of the agricultural products consumed in Nigeria come from the north as most of these products grow better in the North. That is to say that the exit of northerners from the South means a serious shortage in the food supply in the South.
What other alternatives does the Southern region have as to ensure food security in their region?
It was recently reported that the north has decided to stop the supply of food and cattle to the southern states of the country. Based on that note, many people have reacted differently as regards that.
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As it regards that issue, a certain Twitter user who goes by the name @Real_AdaKing decided to react. While reacting, she made it known that the north blocking the food supply to the south should be An Eye opener to the southerners. She went on and made it known that it’s time for southerners to invest in agriculture.
She went further and stated that if the north were the ones supplying crude oil to the south, Nigeria won’t have survived this long.
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Indeed this is really not a good one. Blocking food supply to the southern parts of the country will never in any way help matters. Just like this young lady has said, if the north is the ones supplying crude to the south, the story would AV changed by now.
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