The Nigerians are a proud people. They love the most extravagant things in life and reveling in a life of luxury. And what better way to stunt on the rest of your fellow country-folk than to import the height of all luxury? Sure they could buy more jewels. Sure they could buy another mansion or hunt another elephant. But that’s all so 2000 and late. Gold is OUT, and imported pizza is IN.
Secret Flying - A Nigerian politician claimed that his fellow citizens are ordering pizzas from London delivered by British Airways.
A Nigerian government minister has claimed that fast food fans in his country are ordering pizza from the UK and flying them 4,000 miles to Nigeria on British Airways flights.
Minister of agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, told a senate committee last Tuesday: “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.”
Foreign imports are often seen as status symbols in the west African country.
That is an all time power play. Having pizza flown in via British Airways just because you can. And you have to assume the worst pizza in London is better than the best pizza in Nigeria (no offense). Now of course it’s going to be a little cold after getting flown 4,000 miles, but that’s not the biggest of deals. When you have that authentic UK pizza and everyone else doesn’t, that’s all that matters.
As it turns out, good things happen when the son of the deposed king of Nigeria emails you directly asking for help and you help.