A British Economist and CEO of Renaissance Capital, Charlie Robertson has alleged that Nigerians smuggle Pizza from London.
He made the statement on his social media page in what could be considered as a swipe at the Nigerian government.
Charlie in his post was reacting to the report of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kam Industries, Kamorudeen Yusuf urging the Federal Government to replicate the closure of Nigeria’s land borders on its sea borders.
Kamorudeen who spoke in Kwara State during a familiarisation visit by the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite to his privately owned steel manufacturing industry, alleged that the Nigerian market is flooded with substandard steel products as the country’s seaports are still porous.
Charlie who mocked the claims made, sarcastically asked if airports are next as pizza is still illegally smuggled into Nigeria from London.
He tweeted “Airports next? It’s about time someone stops the illegal smuggling of pizzas in from London”
Airports next? It’s about time someone stops the illegal smuggling of pizzas in from London https://t.co/f9GWir9JNh
— Charlie Robertson (@RencapMan) November 18, 2019
Recall that former Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh while appearing before a senate committee on agriculture in March 2019 alleged that some Nigerians import pizza from London.
According to the former minister, those making the orders usually do so in the morning through the British Airways airlines.