Alibaba Narrates How The Nigerian Government Frustrated His Big Project
Veteran Nigerian comedian Alibaba shares shocking revelation about a certain Island facing the third main land bridge.
According to him, there used to be two islands in the water facing the Third Mainland Bridge.
He applied to make it into a recreational spot that could provide jobs and generate revenue for Lagos state.
But the government kept frustrating his efforts for over a decade until the Island was submerged in the water.
Although, he was to get technical support for the project from a South Africa company that saw his vision.
However, when they saw that the Nigerian government didn’t share their vision they had to send him a letter sympathizing with him.
He shared photos of the Island with this message:
I have gotten several messages saying I am spreading fake news.
There is a difference between being loyal and being ignorant.
One of the backlashes actually said there were no islands.
That I Photoshopped the images.
Ignorance is a skill.
The more you refuse to educate yourself the more ignorant you will become.
You actually can become a professional in that not knowing field.
As for those who wish to know, there actually were 3 islands.
But by the time I got there only 2 of them were visible.
The island did not disappear because of rising water.
It disappeared because of lack of development and neglect.
The island is like crude oil… crude oil alone has no value proposition.
It’s the value added products that make it an economic item.
That is what the island was. Crude.
It’s the value that you then add to it that makes it what makes people troop to it.
We have deserts in the Northern parts of Nigeria.
What value has been added?
None. So this island had potentials.
Many. But Government did not see it.
Even when a private business saw the value that could be milked from it the Government didn’t see it.
Then the worst happened.
People started mining the clay on the island.
You can see the height of the island.
Look to the right of the picture and you will see a heap of clay that was already dug up for transportation.
And as soon as the illegal miners saw us, they took off.
So, yes Government did take action, but the human factor was what finally finished the islands.
People came and took away the clay and by that emptied the whole island