Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has revealed that the south cannot be threatened by the north pertaining to withdrawal of cattle and other food produce as there are other alternatives where the items can be purchased.
The have been speculations on decline o beef, vegetables, tomatoes and onions, among other essential edibles from the North may soon hit Southern Nigeria as foodstuff and cattle breeders, under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) had four days ago threatened to withdraw their services.
However, Yinka Odumakin, the organisation’s National Publicity Secretary said;
“If they withdraw their cows from the South, no problem about that. Before cows, we had what we are eating. Cows are not the only source of protein, there are several other sources. It will encourage our people to do more in the area of agriculture.
“We have neighbours who are peaceful in Benin Republic, Togo and other places that we can buy things from. They can’t threaten us with anything such as withdrawal of item.
“They should also not forget that petroleum goes from south to the north. So, they should be careful. When you are throwing stones at your neighbours, you should be careful what he throws back at you,” he said.