Stupid as Mr Fijabi Adebos idea was to export Coke , Fanta and Sprite to the United Kingdom was,that is practically the singular thing that brought the fuckery we witness in Nigeria regularly to the fore.
As a rule of thumb, Multinational corporations get away with a lot in these parts. Our government agencies do diddly squat in terms of quality control.
I know for a fact that a bottle of coke in the US and a bottle of coke in Nigeria taste marginally different.So I wasn’t surprised when it was established that the Benzoic acid levels were above normal UK requirements.
In all of this I really lay the blame on the feet of NAFDAC. If they did their jobs by carrying out the required tests to ascertain the safety of these products we wouldn’t be in this situation.
The thing is, who soda epp? I know the various beef sausage companies will thoroughly disagree with me. Even the teeming restaurants and bukas. Do you know how many people order meals with soda? (That’s a topic for another day).
The fact is drinking soda is entrenched in our lifestyles.So even if the NBC is compelled to put warnings not to take with Vitamin C on the on the bottles. I personally don’t see how this will hurt them in the long run.
To be honest personally I sipped my last bottle of soda immediately I read the news report. Alcohol is next on the list (So help me God) and since i have not kicked the bucket from soda deprivation I know I will be alright.