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Impressions Of The Unlivable Jungle City Of Lagos

 

The Oasis Reporters


November 22, 2021

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.




Collapsing infrastructure of Nigeria’s commercial capital city of Lagos. We follow the lenses in words by Iniobong Udoh and Kelechi Deca.




Lagos Island, except for Ikoyi and some parts of VI (Victoria Island) is built on nothing else but PR (Public Relations) and PP (Peer Pressure).

Smelly rusty water, epileptic electricity, traffic and expensive trashy food.
It’s all a waste of money.



What’s keeping a lot of people on the island is because that’s where their means of livelihood comes from.

N/B: This post isn’t one made to talk down on the residents of Lagos Island, so please take it easy with your emotions.

Iniobong Udoh.


Lagos is basically unliveable. It is a jungle just like most other cities in Nigeria that weren’t designed with human habitation in mind.

It points to our mentally dysfunctional state because our environment is us. It captures our thought process and execution.

No genuinely designed open space just for the sake of creating a space for our minds to exhale after squeezing through concretes.

The only attraction I may consider the island is Ikoyi because of the trees. I love them trees.

That’s why outside Ikoyi next place is Ikeja GRA, and Maryland axis (Okupe and Shonibare) but the best in air quality is Cappa Estate, the trees there sing in the wind. Nothing beats such el paradiso.



But the thought that you still drive out of these few cocoons and into the jungle chops away living from your life.

Kelechi Deca.

Greg Abolo

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