- People of Aba, Abia state, have brought back memories as they now sell ice water for consumption
- This is a response to the hike in price of sachet water which displaced the popular ice water many were used to back in the day
- People on social media have, however, warned others of the outbreak of cholera and typhoid due to the consumption of this water
A Nigerian man has got social media talking after sharing photos of the popular ice water that preceded the era of sachet water.
The young man with the Twitter handle @harri_010 captioned the photos:
"I love Aba spirit, Ice water is back again.!"
It should be noted that many people grew up taking this water back in the day before sachet water displaced it. Sachet water is quite expensive now and the people of Aba in Abia state deemed it fit to return to the days of ice water.
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Some were quick to warn others of the outbreak of cholera and typhoid due to the consumption of this water.
"In those days, cholera and typhoid were rampant. History is just about to repeat itself."
"Chaii... Hope we won't go back to those different coloured ice cream of early 80s, tied in similar nylon and frozen. We should be matching forward instead of backward."
"Well, you won't blame them. How can one buy one bag of pure water for N300. This is what we were discussing at home yesterday, I told that, we may likely return to when they were selling ice water in a small nylon bag and this has confirmed it."
"I missed those days. Welcome back dear ice water."
"Is this nostalgia or the stubborn refusal to innovate towards cleaniness and higher standard for public safety?"
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Meanwhile, a Nigerian lady identified as Intissar Bashir Kurfi got people talking on social media for using sachet water nylons (popularly called pure water) to make interlocking tiles.
The young lady, who is the founder of Ifrique Design, said she engages students in picking the waste and rewards them with solar light for night reading.
In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Intissar said her interlocking tiles are stronger than the conventional ones.