A concerned Nigerian, Anna Marie-Therese took to her Twitter handle to expose sordid details of how many business owners in Nigeria run their trades at the expense of the health and well being of human lives. In her eye-opening thread, Anna, who described herself as a book lover in her bio, noted with disappointment how wicked we are to one another, but how we continually find it convenient to blame the government for all of our woes as a country.
Therese said scientists under the umbrella of the Nigerian Food Sciences and Technology Institute went round Abuja to inspect markets and they made heartbreaking discoveries.
According to her, it was found that people who fry ‘akara‘, puff-puff, and other snacks in the markets the officials visited at Utako and Garki markets mixed transformer oil with vegetable/groundnut oil. A popular detergent was found to be used also in the fermentation of popular Nigerian staple, cassava.
Deadly insecticides and other worrisome substances were found to be incorporated into the foods that many people buy and consume on a daily basis.
Read Anne’s full thread below:
No wonder we now have NIGERIAN YOUTHS & KIDS suffering Organ failure & Cancer “Yesterday, scientists under the umbrella of the Nigerian Food Sciences and Technology Institute went to inspect markets in Abuja (Utako and Garki Markets). The things we discovered are heartbreaking:
People who fry akara, puff-puff, yam, meat, fish, etc., use transformer oil mixed with vegetables or groundnut oil to fry the stuff. Ariel detergent is used to ferment cassava for fufu, fish sellers spray sniper on dry fish to keep flies out.
In our abbatoir, tyres and used plastics are used to roast slaughtered animals which are sold in the market. Please avoid food cooked outside your home if you can.
We are veryyyyyyyyyy wicked to ourselves. We can see one of the reasons internal organ failure and CANCER have continued to increase even in young children and adults who live healthy still come down with all sorts of diseases.” NO… Buhari is the problem
See the original tweet below:
No wonder we now have NIGERIAN YOUTHS & KIDS suffering Organ failure & Cancer
"Yesterday, scientists under the umbrella of the Nigerian Food Sciences and Technology Institute went to inspect markets in Abuja (Utako and Garki Markets). The things we discovered are heartbreaking:
— Anna Marie-Therese (@XperiencSwtness) June 13, 2019