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Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, on Sunday said he does not believe in the report that Lagos State is the third most dangerous city to live in the world.
Femi Falana debunked the report on Sunday evening during the investiture of Mr Kayode Opeifa, the former Commissioner for Transport in Lagos State as the President of Rotary Club.
Eastern Reporter had reported that the Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU, ranked Lagos State as the third worst city to live among 140 cities worldwide. Lagos was ranked 138th out of the 140 countries in the EIU 2018 report.
Part of the EIU report stated: “With a relatively low score of 38.5 percent, the city was just a little above Syria’s war-torn capital, Damascus, and Bangladesh’s Dhaka.”
Reacting, Falana said, “I dont believe Lagos is the third dangerous city to leave in because there many cities in other countries that are more dangerous than Lagos.
“The Lagos State Government should quickly respond to this report and let people know that the state is safe for people.
“The only challenge we are facing is that the quality of our representation in government is low, at the state, local government and federal levels.
“Lagos alone has 24 members at the Federal House of Representatives, let us be sincere to ourselves how many of them do we hear about?”
“We have 40 legislators in the state house of assembly, what is the quality of the debate there? Who are the people representing us at the various local government levels?” NAN quoted him as saying.