From Geneva to Dubai to Rome to Lagos Okada Ban
My first visit to Geneva, I was given train tickets on arrival by the Swiss Govt. You get it for the period. Getting to my hotel was easy.
Dubai had no rail system for a while. When the population increased, it built one. I am yet to meet an Emirati on the trains. It’s for visitors and migrants.
I have been in black cabs maybe 10 times in my life. The underground is there. It works and it is cheap.
In Rome, there are buses, light rail, bikes and rental ones. No one ever asked me for a ticket or checked in most cases.
T fares have increased by 110% in Lagos. Taxi sharing is not available in VI or is limited. If you drop at the bus stop. Say at Sand-fill, you will walk to your office if you have no car.
If you are ill, you will walk. Imagine the physically challenged and not empowered. You make their pain more.
It is not a well thought through decision. It does not matter how you “feel” about it.
The saddest reality is that those that vote are the the ones suffering. The ones that watch DSTV and come to FB are the ones supporting.
One day the poor will have sense and use their numbers and votes wisely.
By Ademola Adigun