OPMAN resolves to cut down the supply of onions to the East

 

Onions Producers and Marketers Association in Nigeria declared they will cut off supply of onions to the East, due to attacks inflicted on them while traveling to distribute supply.

In the course of their journey, goods and trailers are destroyed, people lose their lives.

OPMAN's President, Aliyu Isa stated he had taken note that members of the Association lose onions and properties worth N4.5 billion in various attacks in the East. He told the Journalists his observations after an association's meeting in Sokoto over the weekend.

Isa communicated to journalists that within the course of time since the Abia state crisis in Aba began they had lost 3 members, 30 trailers, 9 utility cars, 50 stores and 10,000 bags of onions and other precious valuables belonging to their members.

He further stated that in Shasha, Oyo state 27 lives, 5 trailers, 5600 bags of Onions, 12 utility vehicles and other valuables were lost.

Due to the losses OPMAN had faced, Isah said, "after full deliberation by executive members of association and the failure of government to respond to our cry, we resolved to shut down the supply of onions to the entire East by Monday June 7, 2021 unless their demands were met.

According to Isah, one of OPMAN's demands were full compensation for their members who had incurred losses.

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