Obinna Nwosu makes false claim about Indomie production

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ON May 1, 2023, Obinna Nwosu, a House of Representatives candidate for African Democratic Congress (ADC)  in Abia State at the just concluded general election, claimed that Indomie is not produced in Nigeria but in Indonesia.

He made the claim following controversies that trailed the safety of noodles consumption which led to the ban on its importation by the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

“I am just finding out that Indomie is produced in Indonesia. I thought it was made in Nigeria. This country really needs to move from consumption to production,” he said in his tweet archived here.

The tweet has generated over 800 retweets, more than 3,800 likes and garnered over 830,000 views as of Saturday, May 6, 2023.

 

CLAIM

Indomie is not produced in Nigeria.

Screenshot of Obinna Nwosu’s tweet.

THE FINDINGS

Findings by The FactCheckHub show that the claim is FALSE.

Our checks show that the popular Indomie Instant Noodles consumed is produced locally by Dufil Prima Foods Limited, a Lagos-based company. The company has produced Indomie Instant Noodle in Nigeria for almost three decades.

The company is the largest producer of Indomie in Nigeria and also the first local company to start producing the brand.  They have several Indomie product lines that are popular among Nigerians, including Indomie Instant Noodles Chicken Flavor, Indomie Onion Chicken Flavor, Indomie Super Pack, among others.

There are other local manufacturers of noodles in Nigeria.

An Abuja-based company, Royal Mills and Foods Limited, is another example of local manufacturer of noodles in Nigeria. The company has been in operation for over two decades and produces a range of noodle flavours.

 

THE VERDICT 

The claim that Nigeria does not produce Indomie is FALSE; findings show that the Indomie noodles is produced by Dufil Prima Foods Limited.

Nurudeen Akewushola is a fact-checker with FactCheckHub. He has authored several fact checks which have contributed to the fight against information disorder. You can reach him via [email protected] and @NurudeenAkewus1 via Twitter.

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