It was gathered that the agreement was reached when the leadership of the trade union met with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in Abuja. Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode was also at the meeting.
Ahead of the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitri celebration, prices of tomato have soared by 42 per cent in some markets in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Ahead of Ramadan, prices of tomato and pepper have soared by 60 per cent in some markets in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Tomato Growers Association of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to come to the aid of tomato farmers by prevailing on concerned agencies to ensure immediate implementation of tomato policy in the country.
The initiative will see an initial investment of N500 million by Dangote Group
Speaking on the heels of the new policy aimed at reducing the N52 billion spent on the annual importation of 150,000 metric tons of tomato concentrate through the neighboring countries into Nigeria, Dangote said the nation has enough arable land to cultivate and meet local demand for tomatoes
Duro Kuteyi, food manufacturer at Betamark Consulting, made the disclosure on Friday in Lagos, while reacting to issues of post-harvest waste of fresh tomatoes in major farms across the country
An entomologist from the same University, Dr. Olajumoke Alabi, said farmers should use insecticide in a systemic way, if they should use it at all