The Arewa Consultative Forum has expressed concern over the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers’ decision to halt food items from the North to the South.
The ACF made the observation in a statement issued by its National Chairman, Audu Ogbe, on Tuesday in Kaduna.
Mr. Ogbe said the union’s action would only complicate the socio-economic and political challenges facing the country.
“There is no need mounting a blockade by one section of the country against the other.
“We believe that whatever may be the difficulties of their members in operating in other parts of the country, ACF leadership led by me is willing to help solve them,” he said.
Mr. Ogbe noted that Nigeria was not at war, and therefore, such drastic action was unnecessary.
“This extreme measure is not progressive and even counter-productive.
“We, therefore, call on the leadership of the union to put a halt to their embargo and blockade in the interest of peace and unity of the country.”