Weeks after Rick Ross released the video shot in Nigeria, Lagos Island slums to be precise, Daily Mail online has followed suit, by showing to the world the slums of Makoko.
The report a photo-story, shows how thousands of people in Makoko live in Shabby shacks on stilts, amidst floating waste, and how rickety boats fill the expanse of murky water.
A couple of months back, these people were said to have been forcefully evacuated from their
At this point, what I do not understand is why the Government, and even the private sector-through corporate social responsibility-are not making any efforts to give these people a better life and better homes.
This portrayal of Lagos to the outside world is an eyesore, as it shows the state in a very poor, and poverty stricken light. I think Makoko people should be taken as priority- and empowered by giving them better homes, education, and engaging them in trades other than fishing- by both the government and the private sector as well.
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