Boko Haram To Be Blamed For Tomato Ebola- Lai Mohammed

Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has attributed the ongoing tomato scarcity in the country to Boko Haram.

Lai while Speaking in an interview on Channels Television, said insecurity in the north-east had forced many farmers out of the zone.

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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,” he said.

When asked if he was convinced that the tomato scarcity could be attributed to insurgency, he said: “Absolutely! 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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