Nigeria's minister of agriculture claimed that wealthy citizens are ordering pizzas from London and having them delivered back home on British Airways flights.
The TSA may be fanatics when it comes to fluids, yet they're truly indulgent with regards to food items. Since you're permitted to take a live lobster on a plane, you may assume that most foods are fair game. Be that as it may, apparently in light of the fact that enough individuals have asked, the organization's FAQ incorporates a particular section for pizza anyway.
Pizzas, generally, are permitted in checked bags and carry-ons, as long as you're willing to manage the envious looks of seatmates eating their pitiful packs of pretzels! Along similar lines, as indicated by Nigeria's minister of agriculture, a few Nigerians are exploiting those flight allowances by seeking out foreign pizza—and getting it delivered it to Nigeria via plane!
"Do you know, sir, there are Nigerians who use their cellphones to import pizza from London?" Audu Ogbeh, said a week ago amid a Senate panel meeting on farming. "Buy in London, they bring it on British Airways in the morning to pick up at the airport," he further expressed in front of the seated committee.
To Ogbeh, the 'very annoying' pizza circumstance fits into a bigger issue of Nigeria's dependence on imports. As detailed by Nigeria's The Cable, Ogbeh asserted that tomato paste imports alone cost the nation $400 million USD more than one year, regardless of the way that 'a basket of tomatoes is less than N2,000.'
Farmers, he stated, are losing cash since assets aren't being put towards preparing manufacturing plants, and he approached the legislature to intercede all the more rapidly. Ogbeh's claims haven't been proven: as indicated by Business Insider, he didn't name any names or offer any other insights into how the supposed pizza conveyance process work.
Yet, in the event that they're valid, it highlights what some Twitter users have called the 'antics of the idle rich' All things considered, Nigeria as of now has pizza—and global pizza, at that: Domino's has right around four dozen stores all through the nation, and Pizza Hut announced three new locations late last year.
As the Daily Mail composed, Ogbeh asserted that imported foods imply class and status to the nation's rich. In spite of the nation's vast economy, cash is to a great extent undistributed; Oxfam considers its salary disparity "extreme," More than 112 million individuals live in poverty—yet, as the Guardian wrote in 2017, the nation's richest man, Aliko Dangote, purportedly earns 8 times more in a single day than a needy individual may spend in a whole year.
For the nation's most extravagant individuals, it's conceivable that the universality of worldwide pizza chains has made them to a lesser extent a status marker and consequently less attractive. Getting pizzas from more distant areas—like the seven-hour trip between London and Lagos—may very well be one major, unusual boast!