The leadership of the cattle and foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN), on Wednesday, agreed to resume the movement of food supplies from the north to the southern part of the country.
This comes after about six days of food blockade to the south, causing prices of food items to skyrocket.
It was gathered that the agreement was reached when the leadership of the trade union met with governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in Abuja.
Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, was also said to be at the meeting.
About a week ago, northern traders had embarked on strike over the alleged killing of their members in the southern part of the country.
Prices of food commodities like pepper, tomatoes, beef, yam, Garri, among others, became almost unaffordable for a lot of people, with many southerners groaning and complaining about the increase.
Ahmed Alaramma, AUFCDN general secretary, had said the president of the association, Mohammed Tahir, was with the Department of State Services (DSS) over the blockade.
The northern traders had also called on the Federal Government to pay them N475 billions in compensation, while Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere; activist Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, and others had threatened to launch a campaign against cows in protest against the development.