We Nigerians must be the filthiest people in the whole universe. Honestly, I don’t know how we think. You could be on the road driving or bring driven only for you to notice things being thrown out of a moving vehicle. It’s so annoying! Can’t the dirt wait until you get to your destination and then be disposed of properly?
A lot of us are guilty of this, rich and poor alike because I’ve noticed people roll down their air conditioned cars and throw things out. Utter madness! It is called in my books. Who are you throwing it out for to pick up? Mother Nature in the form of winds or rain? Well, I got news. Mother Nature does not know how to use waste bins either so she just clears it off her path and delivers it to the nearest gutter or canal. This leads to all the floods we experience on the streets of Lagos every time it rains, a great place for malaria breeding mosquitoes to raise their progeny and a huge odour manufacturing plant –it does us absolutely no good and it makes us look like animals.
If you are guilty of this, please inculcate the habit of using waste bins. The dirt won’t turn itself into a rabid dog and bite off your head if it’s held onto until you get to your destination. Let’s keep our environment clean, it’s for a common good.
Need I start on how we pass feces? My goodness, it’s almost as though toilets are unheard of in this country. Traveling in a danfo gives one a panoramic view of things. There are some pieces of land in the Adeniji area that the Lagos state government is trying to reclaim and is currently going through the beautification and landscaping program. The places yet untouched are sites where you must not place your eyes at any given time because if you do, guaranteed, you’ll find grown men and women at different spots squatting and shitting! I sincerely pity the people who have to transform those places into sites of beauty. I heard the government actually employs area boys to do the beautification and landscaping jobs but I hope the governor, commissioner or whoever is in charge of the beautification, engages the people who actually live there - and have made the soil fertile from human waste – to do the cleaning up. Nobody who did not contribute to that dump should be made to go through the horrors of transforming the place.
Another spot I have noticed is the space between the bridge and houses when you want to link the third mainland bridge from Obalende garage. You’ll find grown men with their pants around their ankles seated on the guard rails passing crap like it is the most natural thing in the world to do! In broad daylight!! Grown men!!
I could go on and on and on but I'm going to take a chill pill now.
We need massive reorientation in this country from the youngest fetus to the oldest corpse.