North to stop onions supply to Southern Nigeria

Onion traders threaten to cut supply to Southern Nigeria on Monday, June 7



The Onion Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (OPMAN) has said it will cut off supply to entire southern Nigeria beginning from Monday, June 7, if the Federal government fails to respond to the association’s demands




Addressing journalists after the association’s meeting in Sokoto at the weekend, OPMAN’s President, Aliyu Isa, noted that members of the association lost onions and property worth N4.5 billion in various attacks in the south





Isa said during the Aba crisis in Abia State, the association lost three members, while about 30 trailers, 9 utility cars, 50 stores, and 10,000 bags of onion, among other valuables belonging to their members, were destroyed. In Shasa, Oyo State, he said 27 lives, five trailers, 5,600 bag of Onions, 12 utility vehicles, and other valuables were lost




After full deliberation by the executive members of this association and the failure of the government to respond to our cry, we resolved…that we are shutting down the supply of onions to the entire South by Monday, June 7, 2021, unless all our demands are met” he said





Isaiah said that one of OPMAN’s demands is that its members who had suffered losses as a result of ethno-religious crises in the South must be duly compensated





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