Taraba Supplies Cucumber, Vegetables To Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna – Osinbajo
Taraba State is now producing cucumber, vegetables, pepper in commercial quantities and supplying it to major supermarkets in Lagos, Abuja and Kaduna.
The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this at Eid-el-kabir lunch held at the banquet hall inside Aso Rock on Sunday.
He said that the production of these items by a state in Nigeria had since reduced the importation of such materials to the country.
According to the vice president the vast farmlands of Kebbi, Jigawa and Kano are another areas that will increase the production of these foodstuff.
“Just five hectares of greenhouse in Taraba State is producing the needs of all the major supermarkets in Abuja, Kaduna and Lagos states,” he said.
He noted how an Israeli farmer who works in one of those greenhouses, exclaimed when he got to Jalingo for the first time and saw the beautiful hills.
“He sent a message to his wife saying, ‘we are close to heaven.’ But by the time he got to Mambilla and got to the Plateau, he sent another message and said, ‘we are now in heaven!” Osinbajo said.
On Boko Haram insurgence, Osinbajo said that the terrorists would continue to attack because of the vast land of Borno, which is almost the size of the United Kingdom and Demark put together.