What Onion Farmers are Going Through due to Suspension of Onion Supply to the South
Onion farmers in the North have lamented the continuous deterioration of their produce as suppliers have refused to supply to the southern part of Nigeria.
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According to reports, over 50 trucks of onions have rotted away at their farms and markets since the suspension of the supply of onion to the South.
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The Onion Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (OPMAN), had earlier this month announced the suspension of the supply of onions to the South-East over the issues of insecurity in the region.
The national president of the association, Aliyu Isa, who made this announcement at a press briefing on Wednesday, May 2nd, revealed that association’s decision was based on the recent hijack of two of their member trucks by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The OPMAN president said, “If the government fails to adhere to the demands of the association, we are shutting down the supply of onions to the entire South by Monday, June 7, 2021.”