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March 14, 2017, became a Historical date for Lagosians as fresh
tomatoes land in Lagos, transported by rail after 58 years.
TEllforceblog: Photos: For the first time in 58 years, fresh tomatoes enters Lagos from Kano by RAIL

A Nigerian businessman, Emmanuel Itoya Ijwere, revealed this
at the First Bank’s maiden Agric Expo 2017, held at Eko Hotel and Suits, Lagos,
on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
He said: “The train
left Kano at about 10am yesterday. As at 11am today, it has arrived Osun and by
10pm this evening, it will be in Lagos. This is happening for the first time in
58 years.” Ijewere said. 

“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.
He added that Nigeria lost about 2.8 million tonnes of
tomatoes in 2016.

“At N200,000 per
tonne, the country lost tomatoes worth N5.6 billion due to poor storage
facility,
he added.
TEllforceblog: Photos: For the first time in 58 years, fresh tomatoes enters Lagos from Kano by RAIL

TEllforceblog: Photos: For the first time in 58 years, fresh tomatoes enters Lagos from Kano by RAIL

TEllforceblog: Photos: For the first time in 58 years, fresh tomatoes enters Lagos from Kano by RAIL

TEllforceblog: Photos: For the first time in 58 years, fresh tomatoes enters Lagos from Kano by RAIL
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