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El-Rufai commissions Tomato Jos tomato paste factory

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has commissioned the tomato processing plant of Tomato Jos, describing it as a fitting conclusion to KADInvest 2.0.

The processing facility is situated on 500 hectares of land leased from the Kaduna State Government, with a potential tomato cultivation area of 400 hectares.

“It is a clear testimony of the steady progression of the investors that have responded to our consistent pitch about the economic potentials that inhere in our land and our people.

“I am honoured to commission this factory. When we performed the groundbreaking for this project on 27 January 2020, we welcomed it as a vital investment in the agricultural potentials of Kaduna State.

“We are grateful to Tomato Jos for choosing to make Kaduna home. The record of Mira Mehta and her team in helping our farmers to improve their yields is itself an assurance that Tomato Jos will continue to pull the community up. The impact statements from community members are a bigger tribute than we can pay to the company.

“We wish Tomato Jos every success in this transition from growing tomato to also processing it,” he said.

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