BY SUNNY A. DAVID
An Onitsha based Industrialist, Chief Alex Chukwura, has praised the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers in Nigeria (AUFCDN), for calling off its Nationwide strike.
Chief Chukwura said the action shows Nigeria remained one of the most understandable and united countries in the World.
He gave the commendation while speaking to journalists, on the State of the Nation in Onitsha, the Commercial City of Anambra State, on Saturday, said the suspension of the strike was a win situation for Nigerians, especially the poor.
“Nigeria is one, and I want to use this opportunity speaking to the press to thank the AUFCDN for reconsidering its position and agreed to call off its strike after a positive meeting with the federal government.
“I can boldly tell you that food items like onions, cows and tomatoes mostly, have returned to their normal prices in Onitsha and its environs.
“So, it is not who has won, but it is Nigeria that has defeated those who doesn’t want the progress of this present administration of President Mohammadu Buhari,” Chief Chukwura stated.
The Onitsha based Industrialist, a Chieftain of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), expressed happiness over the ongoing construction of the second Niger Bridge, the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of Enugu-Onitsha Expressway and other projects in the South East, noting that the bridge alone, when completed, would not only boost the economic activities of the South- East and South-South but the entire country.
“Though I am an APGA and strong support for Soludo 2021 Anambra Governorship election, but I have no choice but to praise President Mohammadu Buhari for his determination in the implementation of other federal government projects in Anambra and other States in the region,” he stressed.
Chief Chukwura urged the federal government to commence negotiation, if the need arises, to avoid the ugly incident again.
On the November 6, 2021, gubernatorial election in Anambra State, he appeal to Ndi-Anambra irrespective of political affiliation, to support the candidacy of Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, of the APGA, to continue from the good work of Governor Willie Obiano, after his tenure elapses, on March 17, 2022.
It would be recalled that the Northern traders had blocked food supply to the South to demand the payment of N4.75 billion compensation for lives of members and properties lost during the Shasha market clashes between the Yorubas and Hausa traders in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, the EndSars protest, dismantling of all roadblocks on federal highways, stoping of multiple taxation and intimidation from security officials on the highway across the country.