Super-rich Nigerians are using British Airways to deliver pizzas from London


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.”


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


Mr Ogbeh was highlighting some of the problems with imports and inflation in Nigeria.


Foreign imports are often seen as status symbols in the west African country.


The claims that BA acts as a pizza delivery service between the UK and Nigeria has led to ridicule online.


One Twitter user joked: “Dear @British_Airways, how come you didn’t tell us you run a pizza delivery service to Nigeria? Is there an app for this?”