The Kogi state governor has waded into the Compensation saga With the Northern traders already supplying agricultural products back to the Southern region after days of diverting their food products to neighbouring countries of Niger and Cameroon by the Northern Farmers.
The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has said the Northern traders are not demanding too much compensation from the Federal Government after the traders requested N4.7bn compensation due to the clash between farmers/Herdsmen in the Southwest part of Nigeria.
“I don’t think they are asking for too much. If those demands are met, or at least, attempts have been made to meet those demands, and if they can graciously respect Mr President, respect us and sympathise with Nigerians and call off their strike and begin the supply of food and other items to all parts of this country, I think it behoves on us to also meet them midway so that there will be no such occurrence again,” the governor said.
The comments of Yahaya Bello who is being accused by The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for corruption by urging the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to investigate Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State over “revelations of N3.7 billion money laundering by an anti-graft body, the Anti-Corruption Network” didn't go well with the people of Southern region.
The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello earlier begged the traders union on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, as they agreed to call off the nationwide strike yesterday.
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