This Lady Says Lagos Is The Worst Place To Be Compared To Abuja (See Her Reasons)

at 07:06 AM, 17/05/2018 (6 months ago)
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A Lady identified as Bibian Chinenye Pius-Urum has taken to Facebook where she compare two Nigerian cities, Lagos and the federal capital city, Abuja. According to her, Living in Abuja is way expensive than living in Lagos.

She wrote:

Dear Lagosians,

Please, stop this madness. Please.

How on earth do you compare Abuja to Lagos? Just how?

I agree that Lagos is the economic hub of Nigeria, I totally agree. All the banks have their head offices in Lagos. You get the best law practice in Lagos. I had my law school in Lagos, unarguably the best campus of the Nigerian Law School. But that’s just all that there’s to Lagos.

You can’t compare the living condition in Abuja to Lagos, you just can’t.

The air in Lagos is dirty, no apologies guys. I visit Lagos, return to wherever I visited from and fall sick. It’s a routine. Should we talk about your gutters, Lagosians?

Your road network is terrible. Your means of transportation is even worse. It’s only in Lagos that you find planks or plastic chairs as bus seats. Lagos is traffic jam and traffic jam is Lagos, you can’t separate one from the other. In Lagos, you leave your house hours before the time slated for your appointment or you’ll be doomed.

While I was in law school, I visited my cousin somewhere around Maryland, left there for school the next morning, by 6am. I managed to get to VI few minutes to 9am. 20km in 3 hours! What kinda life is that?

On another occasion, I spent 7k from Ikeja to Lekki on Über. Even Kubwa to Nyanya will not cost that much in Abuja.

Here in Abuja, I leave my house by 7:30am, some days and still get to work before 8am. My office is 12km from my place and it’s just a 13 minutes drive.

Should we talk about your lifestyle? The spirit of madness that possesses anyone that steps into Lagos? Anytime somebody misbehaves here, the person must have a link to Lagos.

It is that madness that led one of you to start this Lagos/Abuja war. No sane person would have started it.

Your airport is like your Balogun market, not even a bit of orderliness. Is that what you call life?

See Chiluba calling out Abuja for water scarcity. Hehehe. Please, come and tell us the nature of water that you used all through your stay in law school. Lagos is surrounded by water, yet they can’t even boast of clean water.

In Lagos, police officers will frisk you for just having dreadlocks. They will ask for Laptop and phone receipts. The next moment, you’re being accused of being a fraudster.

In Lagos, a danfo/molue conductor will not give you your change till you get to your bus stop. He’ll either give you incomplete change and zoom off or marry you to another passenger. In Lagos, they will package a Samsung phone with soap inside and sell to you. When you complain of being duped they will tell you to be street wise.

You Lagosians are perpetually angry. Why won’t you be angry when you spend half of your lifetime stuck in traffic?

Should we talk about your pickpockets? Where did one chance originate from? You use the slightest opportunity to defraud people and you’re proud of it. You call it street wisdom.

Should we talk about Lagos landlords, their terrible houses, horrible attitudes and exorbitant rents? Lagosians connect their bathroom pipes to gutters.

Abuja is more expensive, I know. But you’ll get value for your money.

Darling Lagosians, you need to leave your den of insanity and have a taste of sanity, sometimes. I know it’s difficult, but you just have to try.

Come to Abuja and experience good road networks. The only traffic jam we have here is usually caused by traffic lights and it does not last beyond 86 seconds. Anything beyond that, just know that a Lagosians has a hand in it. Come to Abuja and experience something close to a steady power supply.

Come to Abuja and meet courteous civil servants who will most likely not ask you for bribes to do their jobs, police officers who will treat you with respect.

Abuja is the place to live in, Lagos is the place to visit for your business and be on the next flight back to Abuja.

Being a city dominated by Yorubas, I respect Lagos for its old age and being the first federal capital territory, but please, can you all quit comparing it to Abuja.

Thank you!

With love, from the beautiful city of Abuja,
Bibian Chinenye Pius-Urum



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chukkychukky at 07:37 AM, 17/05/2018 (6 months ago)
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lagos wey u go hustle make money u go still hustle spend am, everytin for lagos na hustling and dirty dey most places
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daveson2020 at 07:50 AM, 17/05/2018 (6 months ago)
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Lazy Nigeria youth spotted, by having chance to type all these shows you either lazy or jobless
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CHRISETTE at 08:24 AM, 17/05/2018 (6 months ago)
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Word!
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ruthie at 08:42 AM, 17/05/2018 (6 months ago)
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lagos is for hustlers...aje butters should stay away
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maxzy277 at 09:14 AM, 17/05/2018 (6 months ago)
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Essay writer  Cool
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Haso112 at 09:36 AM, 17/05/2018 (6 months ago)
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E BE LIKE NA YESTERDAY DEM BORN THIS GIRL.... ALL THESE THINGS YOU HAVE SAID ARE VERY TRUE, BUT THEN WE ALL KNOW THE REASON WHY LAGOS IS THE WAY IT IS... IT'S SIMPLE LOGIC, YOU LET THEM TRY TO MOVE THE FCT FROM ABUJA TO ANOTHER STATE, OVER A DECADE, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SAY THESE SAME THINGS... CAUSE ABUJA WILL SUDDENLY BECOME THE NEW UNITED KINGDOM, JUST AS LAGOS BECAME THE MOMENT THE FCT WAS MOVED. EVERYONE FROM THEIR VILLAGES EVEN PEOPLE FROM CLOSE WESTERN COUNTRIES ALL TROOPED TO LAGOS FOR THE BETTER LIFE, HENCE LAGOS BECAME OVERPOPULATED, AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN OVERPOPULATION AIN'T PROPERLY MANAGED... GO ASK YOUR MAMA AND PAPA IF YOU DON'T KNOW...!!!
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sandra78 at 09:43 AM, 17/05/2018 (6 months ago)
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Mind you, Lagos is not the first federal capital territory......But somewhere in Calabar....Thanks
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Afriqueenn at 10:01 AM, 17/05/2018 (6 months ago)
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Quote from: daveson2020 on 07:50 AM, 17/05/2018
Lazy Nigeria youth spotted, by having chance to type all these shows you either lazy or jobless

Very lazy indeed!
As if when you apply for a visa, they'll ask what country are you from? Lagos or Abuja?
Ode... People are enjoying their lives in Europe and America, lazy you are there fighting over Lagos and Abuja... Wetin person no go see online?
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gogoman at 11:37 AM, 17/05/2018 (6 months ago)
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abuja road and building are babies..  created just last week... u won compare am with him grandfather  lagos,  1740... and this yeye one say she do law...
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kima77same at 01:29 PM, 17/05/2018 (6 months ago)
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NIGERIANS NEVER CEASED TO AMAZE ME, MANY NIGERIANS ARE PEOPLE WHO BEG FACTS AND REALITY WHEN THEY SEE ONE----------SO SAD.
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james987 at 07:18 PM, 17/05/2018 (6 months ago)
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Quote from: CHRISETTE on 08:24 AM, 17/05/2018
Word!
Which money them use build Abuja???
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slimber at 09:30 PM, 17/05/2018 (6 months ago)
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Very correct
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