The Lagos State Government has lamented on the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranking which placed Lagos as the 138th city with the worst living conditions out of the 140 cities evaluated.
The Special Adviser to Governor Babatunde Fashola on Information and Strategy Lateef Raji, had this to say: “I think what they were trying to say was that probably Lagos State is the most expensive city to live in that is what they are used to saying, the rating is there for everybody to see. We have a functional transport system, and we have a functional health system, we can’t be the worst.”
“Our response to that is coming in terms of the blue rail which would soon take-off. We have never owned a railway track in this country as a state government. The first one we are embarking on is the one along the Badagry Expressway corridor. What runs from Kano to Lagos through the Agbado road is a Federal Government infrastructure.”
I just wonder what criteria was used in this ranking? Or rather, what part of Lasgidi did the EIU agent go to?