The high cost of tomatoes in Nigeria, following destruction of farms by pests and heat in the north, didn’t fail to get the attention of social media pundits. From serious concerns to jokes, platforms have turned to avenues to be heard.
Here are views expressed on social media by our compatriots…
When armed robbers come to your house and steal your last tomatoes pic.twitter.com/Oun8kmxoHF
— doc C (@tweetMOPOL) May 19, 2016
Nigerians Watching Spain Celebrating Tomato Throwing Festival,When four pieces of Tomatoes is N200 in Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/Eyb8WfOlkR
— JAGABAN (@UNCLE_AJALA) May 22, 2016
— GIDITRAFFIC (@Gidi_Traffic) May 22, 2016
i feel bad for the tomatoes LMAO pic.twitter.com/VnVW5Bn3X0
— shawn mendes (@DailyMendesLife) May 22, 2016
Tomatoes flourish with water as we flourish with the blood of Christ.
— Never Too Late (@NTL2012) May 21, 2016
Wickedness is when your in-law adds 10 basket of ripe tomatoes to the engagement item list #Copied
— IG: CHRONIKCONCEPTS (@chronikquotes) May 21, 2016
— GIDITRAFFIC (@Gidi_Traffic) May 21, 2016
Good morning guys. What is the minister of tomatoes doing about the tomato situation please. I just got 3 for 200 naira lai se apple.😯
— O_O O_O (@_O_O__O_O) May 14, 2016
Only a fearless buhari does not eat stew made of tomatoes hence may not undastand that 4small tomatoes sells for 500naira
— Saddam_bin_castro (@Kyxiams) May 21, 2016
Gun point: Your tomatoes or your life? pic.twitter.com/zAsizCPBFR
— Ibe (@I_pissVodka) May 20, 2016
— GIDITRAFFIC (@Gidi_Traffic) May 20, 2016
Open House: Reps probes killer tomatoes https://t.co/e2Xa85IN3X
— Order Paper (@orderpaper) May 19, 2016
BUT WAIT O! WHAT ARE THE FACTORS THAT JACKED UP THE PRICES OF TOMATOES? I JUST DONT UNDERSTAND THAT BIT
— Ali Baba XQZMOI (@ALIBABAGCFR) May 18, 2016
— TRAFFICBUTTER APP (@trafficbutter) May 17, 2016
If you want to toast me, buy me petrol and tomatoes every week
— Kemi Adetiba (@kemiadetiba) May 16, 2016
Just got off the phone with mum. A basket of tomatoes was N4,500. It’s now N40,000. Things are terrible. Nigeria, how far???
— DaddyMOSneh (@officialdaddymo) May 16, 2016
Common tomatoes person no fit see buy for market. Even when you have money, it’s still hard to honestly enjoy this country!!
— Olofo’ro (@BrymOlawale) May 16, 2016
See N2700 tomatoes after the Fuel Hike! Is this normal? But some ppl don’t want the NLC to strike & fight for us!😡 pic.twitter.com/NVlZUBt1fx
— The Omonile Lawyer™ (@omonilelawyer) May 15, 2016
Tho d price of 4 tomatoes is 200 naira in abeokuta buh must I kill myself. Tis is where alternative comes in I go buy tin tomato dry pepper
— olusegun oladipo (@oooladipo) May 14, 2016
@Elder_Ernie so it’s now one seed for 50naira. Bros, tin tomatoes is still cheaper @ 40naira. I don’t mind tin tomato stew
— Dee (@marriedman_) May 14, 2016
— Micheal Mba (@Micheall_mba) May 14, 2016
In the market you buy Tomatoes,pepper from Hausa.
Fish,ororo from Yoruba.
Palm oil,ugwu from igbo
What more? #OneNigeria
— Adeyemi Adekalu (@YemigoodO) May 23, 2016
Na wa for Naija. 1k tomatoes is only enough to fry eggs for breakfast these days.
— Ifreke Inyang (@Ifreke) May 23, 2016
At this rate 1 seed of fresh tomato equals 1 liter of fuel. Tomatoes don turn essential commodity ohhhhhhh! pic.twitter.com/MDIDQIdLp9
— Akpos Vincent Bebs (@AVBeeee) May 23, 2016
Since I was born and now I am getting old, there had never been a time a basket of tomatoes was sold for 36000….until now
— Isioma (@_Kaimaa) May 23, 2016
— KINGS Group (@pekamartins) May 23, 2016
— magluv (@ttonygist) May 23, 2016