Fresh Tomatoes Arrive Lagos by Rail from Kano after 58 Years
For the first time in 58 years, tomatoes arrived in Lagos from Kaduna on Tuesday. The train which left Kano by 10am yesterday morning arrived at the Lagos terminal by 10 pm. This marked a major achievement by the Buhari government.
This was disclosed by Emmanuel Itoya Ijewere (who is one of Nigeria’s eminent businessmen with vast experience and interests across the banking, finance and agricultural sector) at the First Bank maiden Agric Expo 2017 which held at the Eko Hotels and Suites.
He thanked everyone who made it possible including the minister of Agriculture and went on to say it will be a weekly affair.
According to him, at ₦200,000 per tonne, the country lost 2.8 million tonnes of tomatoes in 2016. This put the total loss at ₦5.6 million due to poor storage facility
Emmanuel Ijewere was a former Chairman of Agriculture and Food Security Commission.