Price of tomatoes crashes by 75% in Katsina market


The price of tomatoes at the Katsina tomato market has crashed by about 75 percent due to a glut in the supply of the commodity.

The Vice Chairman of Katsina Vegetable Sellers Association, Sada Ahmed, attributed the price crash to the large supply of the commodity by farmers from Katsina and neighbouring states.

Ahmed said that aside from the quantity produced by farmers in the state, farmers from Kano, Jigawa and Zamfara were also supplying the commodity to Katsina markets.

Reports show that a big basket of tomatoes, which sold for N10,000 in May, now goes for a paltry N2,500.

Peace PIAK