A Peek Into Africa’s Boom City, Lagos
Lagos State, also known as Eko or Lasgidi, was created on 27th May 1967, it is the most the smallest out of Nigeria’s 36 states. It has a population of over 15 million people; it is the most economical and largest urban area in the country. A lot of people move into the state to make ends meet.
If Lagos were a country, it would have been the fifth-largest economy in Africa.
Lagos has five divisions namely – Badagry (Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Amuwo Odofin, Badagry, and Ojo), Epe ( Epe and Ibeju-lekki), Ikeja (Agege, Alimosho, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ikeja, koshofe, Mushin, Oshodi-Isolo, Somolu), Ikorodu (Ikorodu), Lagos (Apapa, Eti-Osa, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, and Surulere).
The 54-year-old state, which was the former capital of Nigeria, has historical sites such as the Slave Trade Port, the First Story Building, and First Primary School in Nigeria.
Other sites are the National Museum, the National Stadium, the National Theatre, the General Post Office, the Lagos Railway Station, the Old Lagos Prison, the Freedom Park, Government Press Building, LightHouse Tarkwa bay.
Hilarious things to look out for in Lagos are:
- The driver who has a Ph.D. in driving
- The angry conductor that doesn’t have change.
- Traffic officials who never smile back
- Preachers who know who will not make heaven
- The ello aunty/uncle please I am stranded
- Those who sell cures for any kind of illness
- The okada riders who won’t allow pedestrians to walk on the road.
- The area boys who will hail you for small change.
- The car owners who park in the middle of the road to quarrel over scratches causing traffic.
- The agberos who run after buses to collect ticket money from conductors.
Lagos is the calm, the crazy, and the unending drama.