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Why Is There No Park In Lagos And Other States?

Every year thousand of geography and urban planner students are graduating from various universities in Nigeria and get employed in councils yet nothing to write home about in regards to urban and rural development. No parks, no sport ground, nothing; why?

What is the main cause of this? It only cost £50,000=N11,500,000. to construct a very good park, an amount to build a standard duplex. What's really happening to Nigeria social life?

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gar3th, Iwouldn't say what you posted is a park in the true sense of the word. It looks more like a walkway.

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i think there are parks in enugu,

can anyone confirm if they are still there

eze park, polo park me right?

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now you are yawning nonsense - we need open space

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Na parks dey give social life? why UK no get social life wey come be say na only to frink and get drunk and misbehave be dem social life?

abeg make we hear word. Naija get social life

Parks sef dey good but make you no talk nonsense by relating park to social life

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Well even if parks dey lagos thier not as common as here in london. Their a scarce commodity

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@Skyone, you actually stated lagos and other states. If it was just Lagos, I would not have said anything. Calabar is also well known for its green areas and has its own Millenium park.

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that's y i specified Lagos

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Abuja has an abundance of parks. I saw at least one in every neighbourhood within the city, that I visited. There are lots of green areas and green initiatives for the city all over the place.

Lagos may be a different story, I dont know.

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There are parks in lagos ah!

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There used to be Parks all over Lagos and thanks to greedy politician and the Military they divided the land among themselves. Some of these parks are Onikan(now Muson Center), Ikoyi park and Rowe Park to name a few.

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where is the land to build parks in lagos? theres hardly any space for our youths to have a decent game of football talkless of parks talkless of build parks. And even if they build any open park with green grass it will only be a matter of time before the Govt would start encroaching the land with houses.

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Park no dey lagos becoz street urchins would take over the place

Ashawo women sef go conduct business there and beggars go lounge for the zone 24/7

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abuja no be the same with lagos

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lol

I guess the private sector can help build one for us (giving back to the community)

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There is the Millennium park - abuja. It's probably the best in the country

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There are in lagos; probably there are not as many as the author expects

I know of three at Ikeja and one at The secretariat

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over crowded cities i.e  Nigeria and this's the more reason why there should be urban planning.

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Great Cities have Parks.

In NY, Tokyo, Singapore,  etc.

Lagos has no excuse. We are just backward and lazy. 

For instance, the whole area of National Thearte could be turned to Park.etc

Wait, I know why; there would be all sorts of crime since there is no NEPA.

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If you want green grass, go to a village. Overcrowded cities are generally not places to find grass!

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Definitely you are not a town planner and from your intellect i can tell you cant see through the basis of this dabate.

Truly we Nijas are not conservative but it doesn't mean the country should be choked up with garbage smokes, un planned streets etc and what about the children, come on

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This is nonsense.

Must naija have parks because it serves essex people well?

Nigerians know how to have fun without parks where people with no life go to seek pleasure.

If I want to have fun, I step out and have a laugh with Iya Ngozi across the road or I sit down for my neighbours beer parlour where we are free to talk as we like about anything from politics to sports, without silly regulations.

You guys cant do it because you have to sit inside pubs and observe so much regulations. Parks are good but we dont need them to be happy and to have fun. Take your foreign mentality and keep it where you are

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True but an open parks i meant with green grasses

It brings joy and good feelings even though the money is not there. In Essex here there are also destitutes but they still get happy by visiting the parks.

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