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Old May 15th, 2019, 09:04 PM   #201
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I could have taken more pictures but it was raining heavily every single day that I was there.

Overall Impression, compared to Abuja, Calabar or UYO, Lagos "development" seems to have "stagnated". Dont get me wrong, alot of infrastructure has been built but I think the mass amount of people moving into the city on a daily bases, added with the open borders of ECOWAS, makes the city seem as if the city is going backwards in development. I was surprised by the amount of Non-Nigerians that lived in Lagos. To be honest I think Lagos looked better during my 2012 trip than my recent trip.
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The Oshodi transport hub/interchange is awesome.
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I could have taken more pictures but it was raining heavily every single day that I was there.

Overall Impression, compared to Abuja, Calabar or UYO, Lagos "development" seems to have "stagnated". Dont get me wrong, alot of infrastructure has been built but I think the mass amount of people moving into the city on a daily bases, added with the open borders of ECOWAS, makes the city seem as if the city is going backwards in development. I was surprised by the amount of Non-Nigerians that lived in Lagos. To be honest I think Lagos looked better during my 2012 trip than my recent trip.
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Did you go to Lekki Conservation Center?
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I could have taken more pictures but it was raining heavily every single day that I was there.

Overall Impression, compared to Abuja, Calabar or UYO, Lagos "development" seems to have "stagnated". Dont get me wrong, alot of infrastructure has been built but I think the mass amount of people moving into the city on a daily bases, added with the open borders of ECOWAS, makes the city seem as if the city is going backwards in development. I was surprised by the amount of Non-Nigerians that lived in Lagos. To be honest I think Lagos looked better during my 2012 trip than my recent trip.
Nigeria looked better during the Military rule than now. I use to live in Papa Ajao area of Mushin during the 90s, they use to call the area the GRA of Mushin. When I went back there it has gotten worse than it was during the IBB and Abacha rule.
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Great job with the pictures, Gar3th.
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I could have taken more pictures but it was raining heavily every single day that I was there.

Overall Impression, compared to Abuja, Calabar or UYO, Lagos "development" seems to have "stagnated". Dont get me wrong, alot of infrastructure has been built but I think the mass amount of people moving into the city on a daily bases, added with the open borders of ECOWAS, makes the city seem as if the city is going backwards in development. I was surprised by the amount of Non-Nigerians that lived in Lagos. To be honest I think Lagos looked better during my 2012 trip than my recent trip.
I second Naijaborn's comment. I think the Recession did slow down a lot of projects and the lagging infrastructure to rate of population growth will show. The problem is Lagos will continue to grow in population even amidst multiple recessions, because there are other places that are far worse.

Hopefully there's more aggressive development to catch-up from the deferred investment in the city.

Also GAR3th, thanks for the photos. Enjoyed everyone of them.
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