#This is Lagos
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By playing this game, you will get to learn all about the beauty of Lagos which encompasses its rich history and potential, as well as its struggles with overcrowding and traffic.
TRAFFIC SLOWING DOWN SOCIETYKnown worldwide for its rich history, culture and spirited population, Lagos is the fastest growing city on the African continent. The megacity is regarded as one of Africa’s major economies and also ranks among the world’s most resilient cities, despite having a population of about 20 million.
Ideally, a city with a population that large requires adequate infrastructure; unfortunately, Lagos lacks a suitable mass transit system to handle the multitude travelling in and out of it daily. According to Moses Ayantunde from the Enter Africa team in Lagos, the overcrowding of public amenities has far-reaching consequences, “the population adds this strain on the environment which leads to environmental pollution and unbearable traffic”. Ayantunde adds, “Traffic in Lagos is horrible! You can stay in a particular position for two hours without movement. And all of these problems are due to the population – there are too many people and so little infrastructure”.