This scarcity is caused by the Tuta absoluta (tomato ebola) virus. This virus has decimated the tomato crops in the Northern part of Nigeria.
While Spaniards are busy pelting each other with tomatoes, Nigerians have to suffer eating rice and stew that looks like:
1. Banga soup (Ofe Akwu)
This is made from palm kernels. Meat, fish, pepper, and scent leaves are added. Banga can be eaten with rice or eba. Take your pick!