- A young farmer got many talking as he showcased his tomatoes
- The man named Nwambe Josiah Ebuka said he was putting them up for sale
- His selling price however was what stirred the hornet's nest on social media
A proud farmer in a bid to showcase his business caused quite a stir on social media.
The tomato farmer identified as Nwambe Josiah Ebuka took to Twitter to create awareness about his fresh tomatoes which are up for sale.
Nwambe, obviously proud of his occupation with the way he titled himself on the social media platform, stated that he harvests the tomatoes every Mondays and Tuesdays just as he added that he also offers delivery of the farm produce.
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His tweet read:
"Hello Lagos, get 1kg of tomatoes for 250 naira and have it delivered to you for just 80 naira.
"Minimum order quantity = 250kg
"We harvest every Monday & Thursday, deliver Tuesday & Friday."
Social media users expressed surprise at his selling price for the tomatoes and raised eyebrows about it.
A tweep @lordtinderbox argued:
"A basket of tomatoes 50kg at ogere market as at yesterday was sold for 22,000. So how come you are willing to sell yours for 80 per kg? 22,000/50kg that’s #440 per kg . Something doesn’t add up here."
Arguing in the same direction, @bunmifasae reacted:
"So where all these food inflation come Dey come from na..everyday we see food on twitter being advertised ...now it’s 22%."
In his defense, Nwambe said:
"You are in the agric twitter community that's why you see food everywhere.
"But the truth is we haven't done enough to meet the food demand of the state.
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"Secondly farmers are not in control of the market price, our job is to produce these foods, resellers take it from there."
Another tweep enquired:
"Josiah, well-done. How do you do it that the tomatoes can get to other parts of Nigeria, particularly the southern parts? People like you need to be encouraged."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young Nigerian student had showcased her hustle as a labourer in viral photos.
In a Twitter post she made on Friday, March 26, @02franx shared pictures of herself with a head pan and flanked by male labour workers at a construction site. She captioned it:
"Aside being a student.."