Nigeria recorded a massive development on Tuesday, March 14 following the arrival of fresh tomatoes from Kano to Lagos by rail.
Nigerian businessman, Emmanuel Itoya Ijwere who disclosed this at the First Bank’s maiden Agric Expo noted that this is the first time such is happening after 58 years.
The train left Kano at about 10am yesterday. As at 11am today, it has arrived Osun and by 10pm this evenng, 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.
At N200,000 per tonne, the country lost tomatoes worth N5.6 billion due to poor storage facility.
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