It was in 1947 when Jaja Anucha Wachuku, the first indigenous Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives and the first Nigerian Minister for Foreign Affairs referred to Lagos as a “no man’s land”.
Recently in 2013, a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu also made the same assertion which generated a lot of debate among Nigerians.
Lagos, also known as Èkó, is the most populous state in Nigeria. It is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, a major financial centre in Africa, and the economic capital of West Africa. The megacity has the fourth-highest GDP in Africa and houses one of the largest and busiest seaports on the continent.
So, it is unsurprising that the megacity would be referred to as a “no man’s land”, due to the presence of almost every Nigerian tribe, as well as foreigners from other countries in the city.
But is Lagos really a “no man’s land”? The answer is in the video below…
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