Last Sunday, Human Rights lawyer Femi Falana announced that he doesn’t believe in the information that Lagos State is the third most dangerous city to live in the world.
According to reports, the Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU, ranked Lagos State as the third worst city to live in among 140 cities worldwide. Lagos was ranked 138th out of the 140 countries in the EIU 2018 report.
“With a relatively low score of 38.5 percent, the city was just a little above Syria’s war-torn capital, Damascus, and Bangladesh’s Dhaka,” the report said.
“I dont believe Lagos is the third dangerous city to leave in because there many cities in other countries that are more dangerous than Lagos. The Lagos State Government should quickly respond to this report and let people know that the state is safe for people. The only challenge we are facing is that the quality of our representation in government is low, at the state, local government and federal levels. Lagos alone has 24 members at the Federal House of Representatives, let us be sincere to ourselves how many of them do we hear about? We have 40 legislators in the state house of assembly, what is the quality of the debate there? Who are the people representing us at the various local government levels?” Falana said.