Gombe State Gombe said on Saturday that it would resuscitate the dormant Manto Tomatoes Processing Company in Akko Local Government Area of the state.
Commissioner of Commerce and Industries in the state, Alhaji Bakura Mohammed, gave this indication in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe.
He said that apart from boosting commercial activities and generating revenue for the state, the company would also create employment opportunities for the people.
The Commissioner stated that Gombe government was committed to improving its Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR) base and reducing its dependence on Federal Allocation.
According to him, tomato farmers in the state will have a ready market whenever the company resumes production.
Mohammed said that the acute scarcity of tomatoes encountered this year should serve as a lesson for stakeholders to always ensure the preservation and proper management of the commodity.
He therefore called on tomato farmers to make the best use of the opportunities that would be provided by the resuscitation of the company.