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Boko Haram Responsible For Scarcity of Tomato – Lai Mohammed

by on June 1, 2016
 

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has opined that Boko Haram is 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 region.

“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.”

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“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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  • Cruz
    June 1, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Lai! It’s no longer disease it’s boko Haram! What do you take us for?

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  • Benjamin
    June 1, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Everybody knows that tomatoes Ebola s the cause of scarcity; which one be Boko Haram again. When insurgency ws at its peak we did not experience tomato scarcity it is when it is almost over that BH will be the cause; this Lai sef!

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