In what seemed to be a detailed report by a Nigerian investigative journalist, the public has been drawn to the attention that the owners of the NASCO brand of products, could be one of the sponsors of the dreaded Boko Haram group.
In what he titled “Cornflakes for Jihad,” David Hundeyin was so sure in his assertions and had reasonable points to link the company to the terrorist organization.
“Could this be strong coincidences?” someone asked online.
I think it’s too early to make conclusions about the situation, given the way a lot of Nigerians have decided to boycott the NASCO range of products. Even those who are yet to see the exposition were clamouring for the boycott of the company’s products.
The question remains “for how long?”
Even if it’s true, for how long will Nigerians continue to avoid the product, seeing that it’s one of the cheapest cornflakes in the market.
NASCO has captured the Nigerian market, and it’s going to be an uneasy task to displace them.
But if the accusations are false, what stops them from suing the journalist? Could it be they’re intentionally ignoring him, or that they’ve weighed the situation, and are convinced that he can win them in court?
The company only made a press release stating that the accusations were false.
Could it be they’re ignoring him because they believe Nigerians can’t fully carry out the threat of a boycott?
Some Nigerians will only utter words of anger, but will not practicalize it by avoiding the company. If they could, maybe the company will be affected, and the need to challenge the journalist to court could arise.
This morning, I saw someone who was furious about the situation and had stated his intentions to avoid their products. Funnily enough, he was taking NASCO cornflakes this morning.
Maybe Nigerians are not yet ready to know the truth.
I really want this matter to appear in court, and maybe it will become obvious if the journalist was telling the truth, or was just another individual paid by NASCO’s competitors to bring the company down.
Written by: Edward Amah