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History is Made! For The First Time In 58 Years, Fresh Tomatoes Arrive Lagos From Kano By Rail

TOMATOES-RAIL-1History was made yesterday, March 14th as fresh tomatoes arrive Lagos by rail after 58 years.

Nigerian businessman, Emmanuel Itoya Ijwere, disclosed this at the First Bank’s maiden Agric Expo 2017, held at Eko Hotel and Suites on Wednesday.

Ijewere said,

“The train left Kano at about 10am yesterday. As at 11am today, it has arrived Osun and by 10pm this evening, it will be in Lagos. This is happening for the first time in 58 years.”

“I want to thank those who made it possible including the minister of Agriculture. After this, it will now be weekly affairs. We will move a lot of these things conveniently.”

Speaking further, he said Nigeria lost 2.8 million tonnes of tomatoes in 2016.

“At N200,000 per tonne, the country lost tomatoes worth N5.6 billion due to poor storage facility”

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