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Nigeria exports 1,983 containers of hibiscus to Mexico

Following a drive for high non-oil exports, Nigeria has exported 1,983 containers of hibiscus (Zobo) to Mexico alone, thereby generating $35 million within a short time in 2017.

Coordinating Director of the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), Dr Vincent Isegbe, disclosed this in a chat with Vanguard, where he said farmers and other investors were yet to tap into this ‘goldmine’ of hibiscus business in the country due to high demand from Europe, Asia and America.

According to him farmers of hibiscus in Jigawa had the highest export of hibiscus in 2017, because they are the largest producers of the commodity.

Read more at Vanguard (Gabriel Ewepu)

Publication date: 2/13/2018



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