Dangote Tomato Processing Company suspends production


Dangote Tomato Processing Company suspends production

Postby LEKEFARMS » 2016-05-24 12:09

:o Dangote Tomato Processing Company
suspends production

Kano - The newly established Dangote Tomato
Processing Factory in Kadawa, Kano State, has
suspended production, its Managing Director,
Alhaji Abdulkadir Kaita, said.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in
Kano on Friday that the company, which
commenced production in February, had stopped production due to the lack of raw materials.
He said that the company found it necessary to
suspend production because there was no fresh
tomatoes to process.
He added that most of the tomato farms in Kano, Jigawa, Plateau, Katsina and Kaduna states were
affected by a pest popularly known as “Tuta
Absoluta” which killed all the tomato species
there.
The managing director noted that the pest had
destroyed tomato farms in the affected states,
making the price of the perishable commodity to go up.

The tomato processing factory boss, however,
said production would commence during the
next irrigation season, emphasising that the
company had the capacity to process 120 tonnes of fresh tomatoes per day at full capacity.
Source: Vanguardngr.com
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