Lagos archives – Canoe

In the next few days, I’ll be sharing a couple of pictures i took on a trip to #Lagos, #Nigeria in year 2012. I think they are worth sharing…

My first picture is as shown below

Canoe

We were on a boat ride to an Island called Ikare; about 30 minutes from #Victoria Island. Ikare Island has no power, is sparsely populated and a good place to get away from the bustle of the 12 million or so people in Lagos, if you have your own personal boat to get you across…

So, the commercial #canoe we see in the picture is quite common for #riverine areas, of which Lagos has a lot. As a matter of fact, it is the only means of transportation for some of those tiny communities around Lagos riverine areas. You can actually see other such canoes in the background.

These canoes provide an essential (and unregulated) service to the community, i don’t think these communities show up on the radar of the Lagos state government for developmental plans, but i could be mistaken…

Watch out for my next post!

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