Lai Mohammed explains how Boko Haram is responsible for the Nationwide tomato scarcity

Minister of InformationBoko Haram, are responsible for the ongoing scarcity of
tomato in the country.

Speaking on Channels Television, the Minister said farmers have been
forced to quit the North East due to the level of insecurity in the

He said
“People talk about the price of tomato but they
forget one thing; they forget that the price of tomato today is a
direct result of the fact that we have lost two years harvest to Boko
Haram insurgency.Most of the people you see riding Okada (motorcycles) in Lagos are
people who would have been in the farm to produce consumable items.”

Attributing the scarcity of tomatoes to insurgency, he continued

 “Do you farm where there is war? We have lost two seasons of
harvest in addition we have had very poor rainfall last year and this
year. These are the combined responsible for the scarcity of tomato. Go
and ask economists and agriculturists, they will tell you.”


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