tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post116395377051239393..comments2012-04-18T11:08:18.706+01:00Comments on naijablog: Ikoyi blindnessJeremy[email protected]Blogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1164028046488305092006-11-20T14:07:00.000+01:002006-11-20T14:07:00.000+01:00The concept of community living, collective respon...The concept of community living, collective responsibility and proper maintenance culture got thrown out of Lagos' window a long, long time ago. <BR/><BR/>Lagosians and many other Naijas will ensure that the confines of their personal compound/property/home is clean, neat and tidy; yet as soon as they step outside their gate will proceed to spit on the ground, discard all manners of food and beverage wrappers outside their car windows and pee wherever they feel like it!<BR/><BR/>That is why even in expensive, old Ikoyi where so many rich people live and own property, the roads, lights and buildings (at least on the outside) remain in such horrible conditions. And if you think Ikoyi is bad, wait to you see GRA Ikeja. Can we say from grace to grass?<BR/><BR/>When they are tired or the place has been run to the ground, they will, like viruses that consume and spread, simply relocate to the newest refuge for the posh, e.g. VGC, or Abuja.<BR/><BR/>Tinubu has been governor for two terms, yet Lagos remains filthy, every major road or intersection is a mammy market, and area boys continue to reign supreme, destroying perfectly good roads so they can slow down traffic and "tax" or rob them. Too sad mon amie, too sad.MsMak[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1163979354318733282006-11-20T00:35:00.000+01:002006-11-20T00:35:00.000+01:00No Jay..Its not that they are blinded to make a ch...No Jay..Its not that they are blinded to make a change..Its more because they blinded by the "fools pradise". Afterall, In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king"!!Styl Councilhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09698740184679176578[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1163959780199593212006-11-19T19:09:00.000+01:002006-11-19T19:09:00.000+01:00"Lagos is getting better, believe it or not"<br>is..."Lagos is getting better, believe it or not"<BR/>is what you said on my blog when i said Lagos sucks. The place is drowning in its own bullshit, it doesn't matter if you live on the island or the mainland, everything is falling apart. Given the opportunity I'll rather live in Abeokuta or Ibadan rather than any part of Lagos.ijebumanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02468951019512270903[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1163957803624433932006-11-19T18:36:00.000+01:002006-11-19T18:36:00.000+01:00How it works is this - if you want good infrastruc...How it works is this - if you want good infrastructure around where you live, get a politically influential person to live there.<BR/><BR/>Unfortunately, it looks like all the politically influential people have emigrated to Boring Capital.Atala Wala Walahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16114929068065201283[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1163956216011065342006-11-19T18:10:00.000+01:002006-11-19T18:10:00.000+01:00Ikoyi is arguably the most expensive block of Real...Ikoyi is arguably the most expensive block of Real Estate in Africa. I don't get it are we nuts???BabaAlayehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17639069451746257947[email protected]