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Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by DamnnNiggarr(m): 6:00pm On Oct 22, 2020
Ban tomato importation – Dangote tells FG

The Managing Director of Dangote Tomato Processing plant in Kadawa, Kano State, Abdulkarim Kaita has on Thursday called on the Federal government to ban importation of tomato paste like it ban rice importation into the country.

This was as he decried importation of tomato paste which he said was still thriving as the commodity was being imported from Cameroon and Cotonour in Benin Republic.

Kaita made the call while flagging off the distribution of tomato seedlings to 5,000 farmers under the Anchor Borrower of Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday at Kadawa village in Kura LGA of the state.

The MD also dropped hint that plans are underway by the company to ensure that Nigeria is self sufficient and positioned to export tomato by establishing the biggest greenhouse in Africa which has the capacity to produce 350 million seedlings annually.

According to him, “We are appealing to the Federal Government to put a total ban on the importation of tomato like what it did to rice.

“The ban is necessary so as to boost local production of the commodity and ensure that Nigeria is self sufficient in tomato production.

“the ban on the importation of tomato paste would lead to the establishment of more tomato processing plants thereby creating job opportunities for many people in the country.


“The company had on several occasions visited the Customs Headquarters and met with the Controller General with a view to lodging complaint over the issue but nothing was done to check the ugly trend.

“It is only by putting a total ban on tomato importation that the government can encourage farmers to grow the commodity for the country to be self sufficient.

“The company was working with the Central bank of Nigeria under the anchor Borrower programme to provide tomato farmers with high yield seeds which will enable them to produce a minimum of 40 tons per hectare.

“Similarly, the company is putting a lot of effort to ensure that Nigeria is self sufficient in tomato production by establishing the biggest greenhouse in Africa which has the capacity to produce 350 million seedlings annually.

“There are 12 major tomato producing states in the country which if fully cultivated, in the next one year, Nigeria will be able to start exporting tomato.

“The greenhouse which is the largest in Africa, is established to provide tomato growers with high yield tomato seedlings in the country,” Kaita said.

In his remarks, the Chairman, Kano State chapter, Tomato Growers Association of Nigeria, Sani Danladi-Yadakwari commended the Federal Government for including tomato value chain in the anchor borrower programme noting that it would go a long way in boosting tomato production in the country.

Some of the items benefitted by the tomato growers include seedlings, fertilizer, water pump and other inputs.

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by JokeAdeleke: 6:00pm On Oct 22, 2020
Hustlers

Leave the country alone

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by gurujoe(m): 6:01pm On Oct 22, 2020
Nonsense talk from Danmumu

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by baritereign24(m): 6:01pm On Oct 22, 2020
Monopoly na your dey always like

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by MickzyDonald: 6:05pm On Oct 22, 2020
Eeeya

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by Nobody: 6:05pm On Oct 22, 2020
Which kind off-key talk be this. Tomato Plant wey to se na Rice farmers surround am... Biko bring your complain when peace is restored to Nigeria.

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by proxillin(m): 6:07pm On Oct 22, 2020
Soon Dangote will say ban "oxygen" now, we want to be the only supplier

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by Rhapsodia: 6:08pm On Oct 22, 2020
Monopoly kill you there..


Nonsense...

Because obasanjo allowed u to flourish with your cement monopoly.....u feel u can fool everyone all the time.

Well, trust me....Buhari will see this as a wonderful idea....

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by Finnese001: 6:09pm On Oct 22, 2020
Who is he, what benefit is he to the common man and the society at large. Fvck him there.

Namma

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by DamnnNiggarr(m): 6:09pm On Oct 22, 2020
According to him, “We are appealing to the Federal Government to put a total ban on the importation of tomato like what it did to rice.
And after banning the importation of rice, what is the current price of rice, compared to when rice was being imported??
How self sufficient is Nigeria now on rice compared to when rice was being imported??

Dangote is just a bully, who doesn't consider struggling businesses
simple.

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by StaffofOrayan(m): 6:11pm On Oct 22, 2020
Don't be surprised Buhari would listen sharply

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by GuyWise(m): 6:20pm On Oct 22, 2020
Nna mehnnnnnnnnn


Northerners are greedy people, they enjoy our resources in the south but make their food costly.


They want FG to ban tomatoes importation so that they will make it costly down South as they did to rice and other agricultural products.

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by Nobody: 6:21pm On Oct 22, 2020
DamnnNiggarr:

And after banning the importation of rice, what is the current price of rice, compared to when rice was being imported??
How self sufficient is Nigeria now on rice compared to when rice was being imported??

Dangote is just a bully, who doesn't consider struggling businesses
simple.
Let get something clear Mr Abdulkarim Kaita is not Alhaji Dangote and the problem of Tomato processing goes beyond that small plant at the outskirt of Kano. There is nothing wrong in demanding a ban on importation of Tomato but have we put the necessary tools in place to ensure tomatoes in our rural areas are converted to paste so as to increase their shelf life before getting to the main plants, do we have cottage processing unit in our local governments.I know the Chinese keep dumping on us but to be candid this is not the time or place for this now.

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by southniyikaye(m): 6:35pm On Oct 22, 2020
The border closure is affecting so many business badly, mine included..
And I heard northern part of the country get goods steady from other countries..
What's the essence of border closure on goods not produced in Nigeria?

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by Yankee101: 6:39pm On Oct 22, 2020
Are these guys serious?

Concerned about their money while the country burns

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by SLOVFO(m): 6:41pm On Oct 22, 2020
Say no to monopoly

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by kokoA(m): 6:42pm On Oct 22, 2020
Na person wey dey alive dey cook stew, Baba dangote your tomato is the least thing in the minds of Nigerian youths now biko. undecided

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by SHAKABOOM: 6:43pm On Oct 22, 2020
Sharap there


So that a carton of sachet tomato will be 10k

Dem ban rice importation still yet the price just dey sky rocket since.

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by Nobody: 6:43pm On Oct 22, 2020
I don't know the insensitive Bello guy that publish this.

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by NobleAngell(f): 6:45pm On Oct 22, 2020
StaffofOrayan:
Don't be surprised Buhari would listen sharply
In fact he has listened. It's things like this that he listens to.

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by Veqtor: 6:47pm On Oct 22, 2020
That was how they said they should ban St Louis sugar because it didn't have vitamin A...
Where as, d company drew the eye and vit A der on their carton.

Imagine Namma saying that...as if he knows what vitamin A is... Just because he is producing sugar.

They drove anapurna salt out of the market when he started selling salt.

He wants to b producing everything...datz how he nd govt chased away Eagle cement and ibeto. Bloody parasitic thieves.

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by SHAKABOOM: 6:47pm On Oct 22, 2020
DamnnNiggarr:

And after banning the importation of rice, what is the current price of rice, compared to when rice was being imported??
How self sufficient is Nigeria now on rice compared to when rice was being imported??

Dangote is just a bully, who doesn't consider struggling businesses
simple.

Don't mind the wicked greedy punk.

A carton of sachet tomato is 3k now..If its banned it will jump to 10k

Price of rice wey dem ban since never gree come down.

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by omowolewa: 6:56pm On Oct 22, 2020
Show us your ability first.

Na so rice farmer do, they ban rice import and price went up rather than going down.

Na so Dem privatize powder sector, government had to repay the investors.

Please, face the international competition

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by tensazangetsu20(m): 7:00pm On Oct 22, 2020
A sachet of tomato will reach 500 naira then. Kiss your jollof rice and tomato stew bye bye.

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by SalamRushdie: 7:02pm On Oct 22, 2020
Dangote learn to compete , they can't keep handing you every market on a platter

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by History555: 7:04pm On Oct 22, 2020
Tomato paste is banned from accessing forex by cbn yet there is not enough tomato. If i recollect dangote closed his tomato paste factory due to insufficient tomato.

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by ignis: 9:24pm On Oct 22, 2020
Dangote is already enjoying lots of monopoly.

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by Lovelies1: 9:24pm On Oct 22, 2020
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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by HeadShot: 9:24pm On Oct 22, 2020
undecided

So that tomato Will cost a million naira...per basket

We're not self sufficient yet...

Look at rice today... 35k per bag

Fire brigade approach helps no one here but to enrich the already Rich Dangote

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by writetopoker2: 9:25pm On Oct 22, 2020
So all Dangote can say/advice the federal government in this #EndSars crisis, is for federal government to ban Tomatoes Importation.


Nigeria made Dangote a billionaire, but dangote has never added any thing to Nigerians as a mark of social responsibility. Unless it has to do with the benefit of his business and only for the northerners.


Dangote is more stupid compared to buhari

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by DenreleDave(m): 9:25pm On Oct 22, 2020
undecided

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Re: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG by Nobody: 9:25pm On Oct 22, 2020
Hope say this foolish people life no wan spoil.

Make Dem ban am so you go increase price... Idiots

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