11 March 2021 By Victoria Abah
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association, IPMAN, has commended Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State for his role in brokering the impasse between the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers Association of Nigeria.
This commendation came on the heels of the association’s visit to the Governor in Lokoja.
National President of the Association, Sanusi Abdul Fari described the governor’s swift move to broker truce between the warring parties as a rare demonstration of leadership anchored on patriotism.
In his response, Governor Yahaya Bello thanked the Association while describing it as the livewire of the nation’s economy.
Bello said the country must do all to ensure that Nigeria remained an indivisible and united entity irrespective of tribe and religion.
According to him, what the nation needs at this moment is peace and security, noting that they must all support the effort of President Muhammadu Buhari in building a United Nigeria.
Recall that the governor had recently waded into the strike and blockade of food from the North to South in the wake of the crisis in Shasha in Oyo State.