Nigerians Lambaste Ogbeh Over Importation Of Pizza Comments

Nigerian have lambasted the minister of agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, for saying some citizens of the country now import pizza from London through the British Airways.

Naija News had reported that the 71-year-old minister had bitterly decried the act by some Nigerians who use their cellphones to import pizza into the country from London.

This news platform recalls that the minister decried the high rate of food importation, saying local farmers are being affected by the ‘annoying situation’ of Nigerians importing pizza and toothpicks.

In his words, the minister had said thus; “Let nobody take it lightly, these guys have seized this country’s economy, taken us hostage and they have no intentions of giving up. Because this is a huge and very sweet market and they have taken control,” the minister said during a budget defence session at the National Assembly.

“Toothpick costs us $18 million; tomato paste costs us $400 million to import. Meanwhile, a basket in town is less than N2000; the farmers are losing money because the processors don’t have enough funds to set up factories.”

“There are Nigerians who use their cellphones to import pizza from London. That’s where we are, and it’s a very annoying situation.”

While reacting, Nigerians have taken to their handles to lambaste the minister over his recent comment.

See some of the Twitter users’ reactions below;

 

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