The Onion Producers and Entrepreneurs Affiliation of Nigeria (OPMAN) says it should henceforth seize to provide onion to the SouthEast following the heightened degree of insecurity within the area.
Making this identified to newsmen, the Nationwide President of OPMAN, Aliyu Isah, mentioned the affiliation’s choice was based mostly on the current hijack of two of their members’ vehicles by gunmen. Two truckloads of onions from the North had been intercepted and raided by the gunmen.
In a associated improvement, onion farmers in Sokoto state misplaced items value N2.four billion to a hearth incident. The reason for the fireplace was nonetheless unknown however one of many victims, Umaru Aliyu Gidan Fadama, mentioned that the fireplace began at about 12.30am on Wedneday, June 2, from Yan doya market in any other case referred to as Ramin Kura.
“We had been advised that it began from a Golf car that was offloading yams on the market and later unfold to different locations together with the place our storage amenities are.
“I personally misplaced 60 luggage of onion and I do know some which have misplaced greater than 100 luggage.”he mentioned
The chairman of the onion affiliation whereas commenting on the incident, mentioned the fireplace incident may result in a critical onion disaster within the nation as a result of many of the affected producers and entrepreneurs had misplaced their funding.