It has been a popular saying that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, which in every way connotes having a healthy consumption of nutritious food.
This becomes of the evening display of food at Airport hotel bus stop in Ikeja area of Lagos where a night has never suffered a good patronage of food items such as fishes, beef or even spiced snails with an array of rice of different kinds for the temptious desire of buyers.
Mrs Ademefun Itunnu a graduate from Ambrose Alli University, who also is one of the manager of a food canteen located at Airport bus stop told DAILYFAMILY that a day cant go by without people requesting for food and especially get quality food at their disposal.
Itunnu who inherited the food business from her mother noted that eating in her canteen is quite different from the way eatries operate. She further related that with N200 you will have something to eat even though one might not be satisfied with the quantity.
” People believe they can’t get quality food at affordable price. Well we dont operate like an eatery does. Ours is dependent on how much you have in your pocket. With N200, you can get quality food though it might be small but at least you have food in your tommy.
The business which has been in existence since the 80s was noted by Itunnu to have paid her bills better than her precious nine to five job.
” I left my job because food business pays more.
Speaking about the different classes of people that patronizes her, Itunnu said.
“Even some people comes with all their families at time. Not that they can cook at home but just to eat out and experience life outside on their own, most especially at night.
Over the years, the food industry in Nigeria has benefited from its rapid growth. The fast food industry in Nigeria became prominent in the 1970s. In 1973, Nigeria’s oldest fast food chain Mr. Biggs, owned by UAC, was founded and the restaurant was arguably the largest functioning fast food restaurant up until the 80s.