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10 Things You May Dislike About Lagos

Lagos state is a land of opportunities. It is the commercial capital of Nigeria with a population of about 23 million people ‘hustling’ to have a bite of the good fortunes of the land.

The state has a couple of adverse sides a newcomer will have to adapt to and live with. Below are some common features you may dislike about Lagos state:

 

Traffic

Lagos is highly populated with millions of people that ply limited road networks to work early in the morning and also returning late in the evening. There have been several cases of people spending over 5hrs in traffic merely moving from Mainland to the Island in Lagos. This poses a huge challenge in the movement of goods and services.

 Cost of accommodation

In some parts of Lagos, house rent is very expensive. Most landlords will only rent their houses out if you are ready to pay a 2-year rent. You go through agents who will demand a large sum of money as well as fees. The ‘agreement fee’ at times is usually almost enough to rent a two bedroom flat elsewhere.

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The girls

After the stress of working in Lagos for the day, one would need expert hands to massage all the back pains. The girls in Lagos only understand the language of your pocket and not empty promises of love. Some ladies could demand Buhari’s head for them to be with you.

The beggars

The beggars in Lagos come in different dimensions. Someone can appear smarter and more expensive than you in Lagos and still beg you for money. They constantly stop you with pitiful stories and faces. Ignoring them sometimes has a way of affecting one’s conscience especially if you are the soft type.

Incessant cases of traffic robbery

I never knew traffic robbery was real until I came to Lagos. CMS, Mile 2, Ikorodu, Orile, Iyana Oba and several other areas have high records of traffic robbers who rob commuters of their hard-earned belongings. Towards the yuletide, Linda’s blog was reporting almost two cases of traffic robbery per day.

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Transport cost

In Lagos people tend to draw a scale of preference on movement. Transport fare to work is mandatory while other expenses can wait except when too important. This is due to the high cost of moving around. For this reason, most friendships are relegated to online interactions and nothing more.

Congestion

Lagos is too congested with people. The town planning system of some areas like Satellite town in Amuwo Odofin, Mushin, Okokomaiko, Ajegunle, Oyingbo etc is very poor which affects the ventilation in houses. This could frustrate a newcomer especially when the weather is sunny.

Churches

A close study of some churches in Lagos has brought me to the conclusion that some preachings are directed at the congregation’s pockets. The churches are always in need of one thing or the other. The speakers can psyche you up to even drop what you don’t have by faith.

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High level of oppression by the rich

You need to see the cars driven by some people especially on the Island part of Lagos. It takes discipline for your long-term lover to say no to such men. The desperation of joining the wealthy class could push one to destruction. These people may not even work as hard as you do or even have the same educational qualifications you have.

 The level of hypocrisy in Lagos is epic

That club girl that was dancing like a possessed person at the club on a Friday night with that skimpy cloth that puts her endowments on display may be the sister leading the praise and worship session in a church on Sunday. Everyone takes up different characters just to bring the money home and pay bills.

Source: ABSOLUTENAIJA

 

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