I took this photo in front of University of Lagos Guest House few years ago. I was a guest to the university, helping on some projects. As I look at the view (look well, you would see 3rd Mainland Bridge at the background), Zurich (Switzerland) comes to mind.
If you depart Zurich Central Station, you would behold a really fascinating water body. Nigeria has many of those water bodies but lack of local and national environmental leaderships have guaranteed that we have polluted and made them unusable.Zurich (source: hotelcombined)
Do you know that the part of Waterside (Aba) that runs through School Road (near Aba Stadium) would have been a tourist destination if Mother Nature has created that in Paris. But in Nigeria, it is a landfill (yes, waterfill).
As I travel around the world, there is nothing beautiful any nation can boast that Nigeria does not have. The problem is that we have not worked hard to unlock them.---
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