Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, blamed Boko Haram’s activities for the scarcity and resultant high price of tomatoes in the country.
This is despite the fact that Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, had attributed the scarcity to a tomato crop disease known as Tuta absoluta, which has since been popularly referred to as ‘tomato ebola’.
“People talk about the price of tomato but they forget one thing: they forget that the price of tomato today is a direct result of the fact that we have lost two years harvest to Boko Haram insurgency.”
“Most of the people you see riding Okada (motorcycles) in Lagos are people who would have been in the farm to produce consumable items.”
“We have lost two seasons of harvest, in addition we have had very poor rainfall last year and this year. These are the combined factors responsible for the scarcity of tomato. Go and ask economists and agriculturists, they will tell you.”
Since the minister made those comments, social media users have ‘roasted’ him with various shades of reactions expressing anger, humour and ‘SMH’
BH is responsible for tomato ebola, says Lai Mohammed. Biological warfare is real- with NA taking over Sambisa, BH is in the lab. Lai sef
It’s scarcely believable when you attribute it to tomato Ebola, Not Insurgency Lai MoHammed .dont add to d anger and pain Nigerians are in
Lai Mohammed, please play your part in ensuring the success of President Buhari’s administration, RESIGN.
Lai Mohammed should now focus on Culture and tourism because the information aspect of his job is not commendable.
As minister for information, Lai Mohammed must realize that there’s a difference between fame and popularity and noisemakers and newsmakers!
Can somebody borrow Lai Mohammed that N13million to go to China so that Nigeria can have one week’s rest free of Lies?