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Friday, 12 May 2017

Nigeria's Tomato Market: Tomato Factory Set Up To Benefit Local Farmers – Dangote


Tomato Factory Set Up To Benefit Local Farmers – Dangote
Dangote group VP Sani Dangote says hundreds of farmers will become millionaires by year-two following full operations of its new factory located in Kano State. 

Nigerian's new backward integration tomato policy takes effect may 7 2017 raising import tax looking to shore local production.


He told Channels Television that the factory was set up to help farmers, while he decried the unhealthy state of tomatoes in the market.
“If you see how tomatoes are been put to dry on the roadside under the Sun, purely the common sense is for us to set up that industry,” Mr Dangote said.
He, however, expressed optimism that local farmers who had been short-changed under the country’s massive tomato imports would benefit from the factory.
“First, the population is increasing in the whole country; there’s lack of job, lack of financial capacity everyday.

“These farmers are working hard but all they need is for someone to obtain their produce and pay them a decent price, so that they can live better and have better income; and all these insecurity problems – lack of job and idleness – will be eliminated,” the Vice President of Dangote Group noted.

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