Nigerians can once again enjoy their jollof rice and stew. A small basket of tomato, which sold for N25,000 in May, is now going for N800 in Kaduna.
THE CABLE reports that at the Line Dogo (Rail Line) tomatoes and vegetable market in Kaduna on Saturday, it was a beehive of activities. Buyers...
The federal government yesterday declared a state of emergency on tomato sub-sector in the country.
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajia Aisha Abubakar, told newsmen after an important meeting with newsmen.
Here are 6 key facts about the state of emergency:
1. The meeting...
The federal government yesterday declared a state of emergency on tomatoes subsector in the country, saying that 80 per cent of tomatoes farms had been ravaged by a pest known as tuta absoluta.
The government noted that the action followed a scarcity of the commodity in the country which had...
Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has attributed the ongoing tomato scarcity in the country to Boko Haram.
Speaking in an interview on Channels Television, Mohammed said insecurity in the north-east had forced many farmers out of the zone.
“People talk about the price of...
The Federal Government on Tuesday said it had started consulting with states and experts in other to fashion out measures to tackle the pest, Tuta absoluta which is responsible for the massive destruction of tomato in farmlands.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Audu...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Audu Ogbeh yesterday said that the pest, Tuta absoluta, popularly known as ‘Tomato Ebola has entered 6 states of the federation destroying the produce of farmers.
He identified the affected states as;