FG set to Ban the Importation of Tomatoes
The federal government of Nigeria is currently planning to ban the importation of tomato paste before the end of this year.
The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, made this known when addressing tomato farmers at Dangote Tomato Processing Firm in Kadawa, Kura Local Government in Kano yesterday
Ogbeh added that the ban was aimed at encouraging the massive production of tomato by local farmers.
According to the minister, the federal government is planning to invest N250bn in the Bank of Agriculture to help farmers with loan facilities.