Lagos to Solve Traffic, Overpopulation Eko Atlantic City Half Way To Complete 1 day ago   03:25

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Lagos, Nigeria is already struggling with overpopulation problems. There is widespread poverty, poor sanitation, pollution and perhaps the worst traffic in the world. And the worst may be yet to come. The United Nations projects that by the year 2015 the population will grow to 20 million, making it the third-largest city in the world. But as VOA Brian Padden reports, city officials are surprisingly optimistic about the future. They say Lagos has nowhere to go but up.

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Parasmunt
Babies making stop you must!
David Crandall
I am laughing because most of the cars are stopped and people are walking down the middle of the street. I refuse to have any children because our government makes it legal for the police or courts to take my money or jail me for them even if my relationship with a woman I happened to impregnate would come to a horrible end.  No way!!
RobertsDigital
This video was posted 6 years ago.......
6 years later they went from bad to worse.....
They should look at how organized South Africa is
ricky stephens
stupid people that cause riots and best invention is a lift blacks i mean 
Justin Watson
4 years later and it's actually gotten WORSE
Parasmunt
But Europe's population is steady or in decline. Nigeria is still tripling in size every 40 years.

There are too many people in the world, too many babies - not enough contraception. It is not a 'gift from God' it is a plague upon the Earth!
gonzalo sierra
this is why i am a racist, blacks impose themselfs on others, they impose their presence they impose their problems on others uncapable of fitting in anywhere i believe blacks are a nature mistake they cant fit in they cant go foward they are simply stuck in this world all they do is multiply and as they multiply they multiply only problems not answers
gonzalo sierra
theres only one problem europe and north america do not want your so called surpluses in population cause black surpluses are our white debt so to say
gonzalo sierra
the world blacks and good develpment dont go together, so blacks dont believe in overpopulation... if they dont they should keep their own ppl there and not export millions of blacks that cant produce jack shit
lilrog0909
Neanderthal land (EUROPE) is overpopulated look at all the continental densities & you'll see Europe has the highest
okorojnr
@RayDandy Sure does.
okorojnr
Overpopulation is a huge problem. The idea that it is good for Nigeria is just baloney. Nigeria is on the edge of population explosion. And it is not going to be pretty in a decade or so. Poverty and misery will take full control. So, instead of touting overpopulation as strength, the commissioner should start talking about birth control.If overpopulation is a huge problem in China and India, Nigeria is no exception. Overpopulation is one of the major problems in Lagos.
Lighthouse Pictures
it's funny i heard that britain wants to stop people from haveing children at all...they would rather tell that to china,india and nigeria..they need to stop fucking so much..who will gonig to feed them all...
jasondlane1
government corruption... african style.
BlondeSandalgirl
People on here insist that population is not a problem. So then why is poverty also a problem in countries like the Philippines and Bangladesh?

The solution, in the minds of their leaders, will always be the same.

Send our population surpluses to North America and Europe.
chi2uk
Please where did you get sucn information from? I mean the foreign aid to Nigeria?
1980NewWave
That official at the beginning infuriates me. These are the kinds of places that aid money from my country (Canada) flows to??

Overpopulation isn't a problem? Okay, cut off the foreign aid to Nigeria. If they're not willing to fix the problems they've brought on themselves, then our aid money is better spent elsewhere.
Ms Vladinakova
explosive pop is part of the problem
he needs to see that.
controlpopulation
Because the people are poor and starving to death idiot. If he wants a better life for his people, he would lower his population numbers with birth restrictions. Only then will the country have a better future. Development does nothing to curb traffic issues.

Time to wake up and think deeper than a 1st grader.
azigiola
The fact that you don't agree with him doesn't make him an idiot. I listened to him and he made sense to me. And the sense he made is that some people see obstacles as problems while others see it as opportunities. Even with great population, there can still be order.
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Eko Atlantic City Half Way To Complete Lagos to Solve Traffic, Overpopulation 1 day ago   04:24

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The Great Wall of Lagos is a three and a half kilometre long construction that has been described as one of the world's biggest civil engineering projects; creating eight thousand square meters of new land every day.

The Eko Atlantic city project has been developed to meet two needs of Lagos State's Victoria Island; space creation and vital protection from the ever encroaching shoreline. The project has now reached the half way stage in land reclamation; we take a look at what this milestone means to the development and what's in store next.