[Food] Must Read If You Consume Garri Frequently

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For a minute if we can exempt the activity of branding an issue in another form, we can have an intense conversation about something that stays at the fulcrum of the survival of the common man. 
It beats my imagination certain times, how we exclude the variants that place the role of garri in our lives as Nigerians as a role of manifested importance to say the least. Our ability to thrive through the daily struggles of life largely depends on the intake of food, and as a matter of fact, this also determines the mind state of the typical Nigerian entity. 
Growing up, I hardly could place why garri was on the list every time my elder brothers had to write a list for boarding house. This was very welcome as my grand mother from my paternal side would take it upon herself to supply a trailer load, well that’s an exaggeration. 

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Sacks of garri overshadowed every other thing on the journey back to boarding house and it kept being a puzzle. However the answers came when I had to head to the boarding house as well at a certain phase in my life. It dawned on me that the role of garri was indeed a principle as to a necessity. It depicts every shade of survival as it steps as an aid even in the eleventh hour. 
Midnights had clicking from my metallic bowl, midnight? Yes, but that’s another gist for another day. I would carefully drag out my sack of precious grains and pour it out into my bowl, with milk and sugar viewing from the other side of my open locker, now that’s a golden moment as it clearly defines the importance of the reverend substance in the cassava by-product. 

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Families across the country also share a large chunk of this garri testimonial as eba, the hot mould which always comes in lumps that have to slide down the throat is a daily routine in some homes. It is frequently seen that campuses in the country where students co-exist also share that moment of intimacy with an interface with the steaming plastic bowl of freshly made eba and soup by a female hostel mate or girl friend of a friends friend, you know how the story goes. 

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Sometimes, it takes only a sack of granulated sugar and milk to stand the test of time as it becomes a friend in need, indeed. The bourgeoisie class may stand to differ from this analysis but we are also aware that the chunk of populace exist the middle and lower class. With the flux of excitement that gushes my soul touching base with a reminder that survival is anticipated with garri,

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I can only emphasize that we pay respect to its importance and undertstand the hype contained in this piece, because for a true essence, without garri, many people nor go dey. 

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