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Minister Blames Ebola Infestation for Tomato Scarcity

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By Adedapo Adesanya The scarcity of tomatoes experienced in parts of Nigeria is caused by a “severe infestation known as Tomato Ebola or Tomato Leaf Miner,” says the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Mr Abubakar Kyari. According to developments verified by this newspaper, there is a fruit shortage in the market, which has pushed households to alternatives like tomato pastes and other vegetables. Speaking on the issue in a post on X (formerly Twitter), the minister said the Federal Government has taken action to combat the issue. “A significant number of our tomato farms have been affected by a