5 Reasons Why Lagos, Nigeria Is A City To Visit…

5 Reasons Why Lagos, Nigeria Is A City To Visit

Few months back I read a harsh submission by some tourist about his visit to Lagos. Can you believe this dude made his overall assessment on trivial issues like the hot weather and errors committed by ATM machines? Probably someone needs to remind him that Lagos resides in mother Africa where the sun loves to shine. Also with the unpleasant cash dispense error, guess we all over hyped the perfection tagged to technology and I totally disapprove of hanging Lagos over this.

With that out of the way, let’s give you convincing insights to why Lagos truly deserves to be on your travel list.


Lagos is home to the longest bridge that has ever graced the continent of Africa. Her whooping 11.8 kilometer-stretch connects the well structured Lagos Island to the ever-busy mainland. I can’t come up with a befitting word description for this monumental structure.

The bridge starts from Oworonshoki and ends Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island. It was constructed by renowned engineering firm, Julius Berger and was commissioned in 1990 by General Ibrahim Babangida. So, I will serve you a picture hoping you come see for yourself.

With a total length of 11.8 km, the Third Mainland Bridge is the longest in Nigeria and was the longest in Africa until 1996, when the 20.5 km long 6th October Bridge in Cairo was completed. Even though the official name of the bridge is “Ibrahim Babangida Bridge”, it is rarely called by this name. The bridge records very high traffic on a daily basis.

Beneath is an aerial view of the bridge.



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