Monday, July 27, 2009

1000 Words

This is likely what the United States looked like in parts of the 1950s and 1960s. These days complete neighborhood deconstruction wouldn't happen in the United States, especially not being paid until after your home had been demolished.

The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, who was at the meeting, said that the government had not decided on what to pay as compensation.

“Even, beside that, the process of determining the amount of what to pay as compensation is not easy. But we would ensure that those who are qualified receive the payment. Nobody would suffer deprivation,” a report quoted Mr. Fashola as saying.

1 comment:

Matthew said...

No doubt they did, with city and other officials ignoring them in similar ways. Sad for these people though, where the exported artifacts of American car-culture hurt them yet again. Especially since our demand for Nigerian oil is a major part of what keeps the corrupt government in power. And fuels civil unrest.