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Nigerians are ordering pizza from London and using British Airways to deliver it

People in Nigeria are using British Airways to deliver them pizzas from London, the nations Minister..

By Sunday Herald Team , in World Update , at March 31, 2019

People in Nigeria are using British Airways to deliver them pizzas from London, the nations Minister of Agriculture has complained.

Audu Ogbeh, 71, said that Nigerians are using their cellphones to import pizza from London as he addressed the Senate Committee on Agriculture in Abuja.

Describing it as annoying, he expressed concern over the countrys importation of goods exceeding the exportation.

Nigerian Minister of Agriculture Audu Ogbeh speaks during the 50th anniversary of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Oyo State in southwest Nigeria, on July 24, 2017. The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) celebrated its 50 years of research achievements in addressing Africas most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation with a view to improving livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security across the continent. / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigerian Minister of Agriculture Audu Ogbeh is not happy about the unconventional pizza deliveries (Picture: AFP/ Getty Images)

They buy in London, they bring it on British Airways in the morning to pick up at the airport, he said.

It is a very annoying situation and we have to move a lot faster in cutting down some of these things.

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The Nigerian government is currently trying to curb the importation of goods, which they say is too high and damaging the country.

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Nigeria is a nation of importers. toothpick every year costs us 18 million dollars; tomato paste costs us 400 million dollars, Mr Ogbeh said.

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.

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The long-haul flights mean the pizzas will travel 4,000 miles (Picture: Getty Images /iStockphoto)

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.Read More – Source

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