Beware of rice/beans from women selling at roadside beside open gutters.
Beware of drinking random “icewater” from unknown source.
My doctor friends in Lagos hospitals are noticing very terrible tummy infections that are killing people.
Unclean roadside meat suya.
Improperly cooked chicken suya.
Amala joints with dirty bowls filled with stinking water and houseflies everywhere. Ewa agoyin sold in places that look like a poultry.
Please for your own good,
Stay away from such places.
You will wear clean clothes that are well ironed then go and eat amala in a place where there’s absolutely no hygiene.
You are playing with your life taking such a dangerous risk.
So we have no idea what our bodies have done for us.
These things actually happen.
Am I saying you should never eat anything from the roadside?
But am I saying you should be careful about what you eat from the roadside?
The point is
DO NOT MAKE IT A HABIT
And do not make it an everyday ritual.
It is dangerous.
Please be careful,
Those things are meant to be “snacks”, and not “food”. You shouldn’t be eating it on a daily basis- even if hygienic.
Please prioritise your health,
And be wise about what you buy and what you eat outside.
CUT DOWN on eating out.
And if you have to, please buy food and snacks from hygienic places.
Wash fruits before eating them.
Wash your hands before and after eating. Ask where the “ice water” comes from- and don’t just drink any water served in a cup.
Look at the suya before it is wrapped in a newspaper. If it looks unhygienic, don’t buy it. If it looks improperly cooked, ask that it is cooked again.
It is your money- the minimum you can do is spend it on something that will not harm you.
If the cucumber is not fresh/healthy, don’t buy it. Look elsewhere. Except you have other plans for the cucumber, you don’t have to buy a bad one.
Safety and sanity is the message.
Buy from safe places and safe hands. And be sane about what you put in your tummy.
This can be a life saving decision you are making. Thank you.