By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The National President of Potatoes Growers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria, Christie Sunkur has assured Nigerians that they should not worry about the processing and marketing of potatoes as the association has already made plans to ensure that Nigerians get the product as a staple food in no distant time.
Mrs Christie was speaking shortly after her election as the National President of Potatoes Growers, Processors and Marketers Association at Top Rank Hotel, Area 11 Garki Abuja on Thursday March 5, 2021.
“We want to inform them and tell them that they shouldn’t worry about processing and marketing of potatoes because they have an association in place,” she said.
Mrs.Sunkur also assured that her association would make sure that potatoes becomes and export commodity in the next few years going by the association’s timeline.
She also highlighted the medicinal benefits of potatoes to its consumers.
“We are going to sensitize our farmers first because we have varieties of potatoes especially the sweet potatoes
“We have the purple flesh, we have the orange flesh.
“The purple flesh is an antioxidant ,while the orange flesh is packed full with vitamin A. Even the white one too is full of Vitamin A,” she added.