It’s been over a year since the Dangote Tomato Processing Company, Kadawa, Kano State suspended operation, but it will resume operation within the next two weeks.

The Managing Director of the company, Alhaji Abdulkarim Kaita, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN in Kano on Saturday, February 7th.

“We hope to resume processing of fresh tomato in the next two weeks. This is our plan, God willing,” he said.

NAN reports that the company initially stopped working following the outbreak of a pest, Tuta Absoluta, which ravaged most tomato farms in Kano and other states that produced the commodity about two years ago.

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However, when it resumed production in late 2017, the company was forced to suspend operation again due to non-availability of fresh tomato to process, as a result of some challenges faced by tomato growers in the state.

He said the company had already met with tomato farmers in the state, where they discussed on how to ensure steady supply of the commodity to the company.

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