Some Nigerians have taken to social media platforms to react after pictures surfaced in which a street in Lagos was covered with refuse following the recent downpour in the state.
On Sunday, a Twitter user shared photos of how refuse has taken over Akobi crescent in Surulere with disposable packs and plastic bottles littered everywhere. He brandished the situation alarming and terrible.
“This is the current situation of Lagos State, Akobi Crescent, Surulere. Just the rain that fell overnight, see the outcome. This is alarming and terrible. @followlasg @jidesanwoolu,” he wrote.
This is the current situation of Lagos State, Akobi Crescent ,Surulere. Just the rain that fell overnight, see the outcome. This is alarming and terrible. 😭😭 @followlasg @jidesanwoolu pic.twitter.com/55SNwNcGx3
— Ebuka (@smokyofficial_) June 7, 2020
The now-viral photos have since sparked a flurry of reactions on social media platform where some Nigerians registered their different opinions.
While a segment of users blamed the state government for bad drainage systems and lack of proper waste management, others called out residents of the area for their unhygienic methods of waste disposal.
“The @followlasg should seal up that area in Surulere and enforce their residents both old and young, male and female to clean up the drains and waterways. People are the problem,” a Twitter user said.
“This is an eyesore! There should be synergy between the citizen and government on waste management. We lean our voices daily to preach this @ClimateActionG1. @LagosWaste @followlasg please do something urgent on drainage and proper waste management at Surulere,” another user said.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
This is Surulere as I have read in 2 different posts today.
Now people are tagging Lagos State govt and jide sanwoolu, blaming him… WHY?
you people are dirty and that's it. During the dry season you turned all the drainage system to dustbin, what did you expect?
Dirty pigs pic.twitter.com/jyXxco7oFI
— Lord Scummander Rtd. (@zhurg_) June 7, 2020
Later Lagosians will come and be hyping Lagos as if they're in Canada.
See how dirty Lagos is 🙄🙄 ewww
Surulere | LAWMA pic.twitter.com/gtVuFZEk4d
— 1-OAK CREATIVE GRAPHICS DESIGNER👨💻💻🖥🖱📠 (@ebengzzz) June 7, 2020
Surulere organizes parties almost everyday that’s why there’s so many take-away packs https://t.co/At9gI4LncA
— DANNY 👑 (@Danny_Walterr) June 7, 2020
Later they’ll say Ikorodu is too far. I’ll rather stay in a clean environment rather than stay in surulere where they’ve got bad drainage system.
— . (@Real_zeelux) June 7, 2020
There is a place for personal responsibility and Lagos is notorious for irresponsible people. I spent a few days at a hotel in Surulere and it was the worst experience of my life. The sewage smells, there are mosquitoes, shit in gutters… ugh! Pigs!
— King Julien (@alphafknbitch) June 7, 2020
The @followlasg should seal up that area in surulere and enforce their resident both old and young, male and female to clean up the drains and water ways. The People are the problem
— Blackboy (@scephyb) June 7, 2020
— adekola damilola (@adekoladammy) June 7, 2020
This is an eyesore! There should be synergy between the citizen and government on waste management. We lean our voices daily to preach this @ClimateActionG1. @LagosWaste @followlasg please do something urgent on drainage and proper waste management.@Surulere pic.twitter.com/H85pmHRAy2
— ADEDEJI. ADEWALE (@PLATO_001) June 7, 2020
And come to think of it, people living in Surulere act like they live in Lekki. They be forming mumu pride. pic.twitter.com/aAVB12yiKH
— OmiNiKnowest (@lawizzygotswag) June 7, 2020
Surulere people got to be the dirtiest people in the world. Every year they have this issue of waste spilling into the street and they come out to blame the government, like Sanwo was the one eating and disposing plastic plates on the street.
— biodun (@abhaymudele) June 7, 2020
I live in this city, trust me things are bad. Industries happily pollute, the govt doesn’t care and the concept of reusing or refusing the use of plastic doesn’t exist here…@adesuwagreen @kingadindu #naija #surulere
— Iya ‘Pandemic Times’ Iseda (@iyaiseda) June 7, 2020
Lol. I don’t even know why we are surprised from the picture coming out from surulere. For everytime I go to that area, I am disgusted and it wasn’t raining then. The roads are fucking littered.
— Dr. Dee (@MZ_ILLUMINATI) June 7, 2020
Let FG and the 2 states create a Lagos-Ibadan Megalopolis, abeg! Lagos' landmass is too small for this number of residents. Plus no regular electricity, poor drainage/refuse disposal, high population density…small time this surulere overflow go reach banana island o.
— Captain Nigeria (@Afenjas) June 7, 2020
The govt should do something about plastic consumption #surulere
— Fesi. (@FesiTingz) June 7, 2020
Saw the images of some parts of surulere after the rain yesterday, and I am disgusted to my bones! 🤮 what does is cost to properly dispose of rubbish! See empty packs! 🤦♀️Mehn… we have a long way to go 😢
— VitaminA🃏 (@MadamSweetTooth) June 7, 2020
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