And no one would be surprised if lugubrious ingonimity and loss of goodwill and respect by Nigerian public and the whole world, accompany Fani-Kayode and Governor Yahaya Bello, the latest two political opportunists in town unsolicited mission to Abuja. Yes! For going on an errand they were not sent on behalf any group or people from the south! Or can two lawyers appear for you in court without you engaging their services? Now who among them in the south engaged the services of these two political opportunists, to accompany these food vendors to Abuja to be begged?
The Southerners fell back to their own very sour garri Ijebu and Edo, plantain flour, yam flour, yam tubers, cocoyams, cassava starch, ogi pap and agidi. For stews and soups, they turned to ugwu, tètè, òdú, wòròwó, gbúre, banga, oha, ogbono egusi etc that does not need imputs of beans, millet, onions, tomato, tatase etc from the north. And the effect?
But the streets of Hausa/Fulani cities, towns and villages even hamlets were filled with odius stench of unsold rotten tomatoes, onions, and allied vegetables. The prices of these goods also crashed like a pack of cards in their markets! Thanks to the economic law of demand and supply! Then an economic calamity set whereby these mai abinchis lost tens of billions in a matter of weeks! Meanwhile life goes on and fine in the south as if nothing happened. Of course nothing happened. Even southern elites make do with tea, bread and eggs which of course they can comfortably afford since Promasidor, Cadbury, Nestlé and Nigeria Flour Mills were located in Lagos and not in Kano or Kaduna! And Apapa wharf and Tin Can Island were not situated in Bauchi or Sakwato.
To fool themselves and the world but not Nigerians who are smarter anyway, that they came to beg on behalf of southern Nigerians for these economic losers to lift their so called "food" blockade!