Igboho, Gani Adams, Afenifere, OPC Lead Campaign Against Cow Meat Consumption
Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho), the Aare Ona Kakanfo, Gani Adams, Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere and the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), led by Prince Segun Osinbote, are set to launch a campaign against cow meat consumption.
As contained in an advertorial published in a national newspaper on Monday, the campaign, tagged “Anything But Cow Day”, will be launched on Friday, 5 March, 2021.
The campaign, which will definitely worsen the ethnic division across the country, is being planned in response to the food blockade order against the South by northern food and cattle traders and which has entered its fourth day.
The campaign, themed, “A one-day symbolic beef boycott towards terminating the cow pandemic – ‘End COWVID-21’”, is expected to trend on Twitter with the #endcowpandemic.org’ and will be streamed live on Odua Peoples Communications Youtube channel.
Meanwhile, the strike action embarked on by the cattle and food items dealers under the aegis of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers Association of Nigeria has entered its fourth day.
The strike involved closing all routes linking the North to the South and diversion of food items and cattle to neighbouring countries.
It is a response by the northern foodstuffs and cattle traders to the increasing agitations in the South against the activities of suspected killer Fulani herdsmen and it has dominated discussions on the social media.
While the South appears to be bracing up to the challenges ahead in the bid to ensure food production and availability, reports on the social media have it that the North is already experiencing food glut as a result of the strike action.