Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh has made known a shocker – Nigerians import pizza from UK via British airways.
Mr Audu while presenting before lawmakers during “Agriculture today” said specifically.
“Do you know, sir, that there are Nigerians who use their cellphones to import pizza from London; they buy in London and bring it on British Airways in the morning to pick up at the airport. It is a very annoying situation and we have to move a lot faster in cutting down some of these things.” he told the lawmakers”.
As unbelievable as it may sound, if true, it’s absurd to order a locally available meal across continents.
Speaking on the high importation rate in Nigeria, the minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogheh said “Toothpick every year costs us 18 million dollars”.
That’s a lot.
Mr Audu in his exact words were,
“Nigeria is a nation of importers”, adding: “Toothpick every year costs us 18 million dollars; tomato paste costs us 400 million dollars. Meanwhile, a basket of tomatoes is less than N2,000. The farmers are losing money because the processors do not have enough funds to set up factories. Two factories have started off. I am sure by the end of next year we can comfortably tell the importers of tomato paste to stop”.