Nigerians Are Legit Getting Pizza Delivered From London Via British Airways
Virgin Australia's interstate food delivery service may have been a frustrating April Fools' prank, but this British Airways service is not a drill.
Wealthy Nigerians are apparently buying fresh, takeaway pizzas in London and having them delivered 6,400 kilometres away via British Airways flights.
The claim was made by Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, during a Senate Committee meeting last week.
"Do you know, sir, that there are Nigerians who use their mobile phones to import pizza from London?” the 71-year-old said.
“Buy in London, they bring it on British Airways in the morning to pick up at the airport.”
“It is a very annoying situation,” he added, “and we have to move a lot faster in cutting down some of these things.”
A very annoying situation indeed.
His statements were a reaction to the government's plans to cut down on the importation of goods.
The point of his speech seemed to be somewhat lost on the internet, with many social media users stunned by the revelations.
One pizza company was quick to put its hand up to claim that it had never even delivered a pizza out of London, let alone to a different country.
There were no individuals named -- and shamed? -- in the speech last week, nor did the minister explain exactly how these pizzas were delivered.
Are they fresh? Frozen? Soggy on arrival? A health risk?
Who knows, but it sounds like it's happening.
The news struck shortly after Virgin Australia unveiled a false domestic delivery service that brings food "from your favourite interstate restaurant, right to your front door".
There's now a push -- exclusively from the 10Daily office -- to make this a reality.