A section of Tomatoes traders in kwara have linked the high cost of tomatoes to the higher demands and lingering lower supply of the product.
According to recent research, major tomatoes farmers in most of the producing states especially kano have recently experienced high pest destruction leading to several damages on the products and lost of capital.
According to the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT)an estimate of one point three billion loss has being recorded by farmers since the beginning of the crisis.
While speaking with a section of tomatoes traders in kwara State Our correspondent Opeyemi Akeredolu, gathered that the supply is very low due to the fact that the producers of the products are also minor in number.
However, Bilikisu a trader who sells Tomatoes at Yoruba market in Ilorin, Blames the high cost of the product to low production by the producers.