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Nigerians call for the banning of tomatoes paste

Nigerians call for the banning of tomatoes paste

Notable Nigerians joined in the call for the banning of imported tomato paste into the country as over 75 per cent of tomatoes harvested in the country are wasted in the hands of farmers while Nigeria remains the largest importer of tomato paste in the world.

Boko Haram:  Nigeria imports tomatoes from Benin

Boko Haram: Nigeria imports tomatoes from Benin

Importation of tomatoes from Benin Republic and other neighbouring countries by Nigerians particularly across the Seme border is on the increase following the Boko Haram insurgence in the North- East of the country famous for tomato farming. As a result, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has collected over N5million baggage fees from such imports in just two months.