Fast food is the weak point of most of the population on this planet, no matter what it’s side effects might be, we’ll just run off to anyplace just to have a taste of our favorite pizzas, burgers, and stuff. Recently, it has come to the attention of the world that Nigerians are doing more than just going to some random outlet to have a pizza, they’re having it flown in their country via Britain!
Below we try to uncover why:
Not All of The Nigerians are Ordering Pizzas overseas.
Only the rich class of Nigeria is ordering Pizzas from Britan.
They Think It’s A Status Symbol Of Being Super Rich!
Yeah, apparently this is the newest trend among the Nigerians to show that they’re rich and eat overseas food, pretty weird way, right?
Nigeria Has Pizza Hut and other Chains.
All the Pizza hub chains are available in Nigeria and even the rich who are getting pizzas from Britain are ordering them from the same outlets they have in their own country.
When Do The Pizzas arrive?
According to sources, the Nigerians are ordering Pizzas from England, flying them back to Nigeria on British Airways, and accepting the delivery the very next day.
Foreign Import Looks Charming.
The 4000-mile and an overnight flight seem like the status symbol we’re talking about. This might be their way to show trivial wealth as we can grasp.
The Nigerian Agricultural Minister is Concerned.
Uncle Audu Ogbeh said Nigerians now import pizzas from the UK and British Airways delivers it in the morning pic.twitter.com/ocybogkS7G
— Duke of Ibadanland (@omoba_scholes) March 27, 2019
Audu Ogbeh, Nigeria’s minister of agriculture raised this issue in the parliament and said he was not a fan of this.
“Do you know, sir, that there are Nigerians who use their cellphones to import pizza from London? [They] buy in London, they bring it on British Airways in the morning to pick up at the airport.”
Ogbeh condemned this move by his fellow Nigerians and said it was pointless for them to do this and this hurts the nation as well in ways they can’t think of.
“It is a very annoying situation, and we have to move a lot faster in cutting down some of these things.”
He says it hurts the farmers on the country!
This act of status symbolism by the rich is hurting the farmers as they totally rely on the local consumption of the food they produce and importing what is already available in the country just for status isn’t either mature or good for the country itself.
Jokes Are Getting Viral as well!
— Amara Nwankpa (@Nwankpa_A) March 28, 2019
Twitter is crazy after knowing this act by the Nigerians and started cracking jokes on the situation like it always does. It’s constantly asking the name of the service which does it and how they didn’t know about it.