Nigerian Fashion Designer, Matopeda Abiola a.k.a TopeFnr, who in a new Instagram video noted that Governor Ambode is building so many things that make no sense, asked for a boundary between Lagos Mainland from Lagos Island.
According to TopeFnr, Governor Ambode should build a wall to separate Lagosians living on the Mainland from the Island. TopeFnr further stated that people going over to the other side, will need a visa to cross over.
Watch her video below;
This is what Tope F n R your Lagos “ designer” is saying about Mainlanders. She wants Ambode to build a wall to keep them out of the island pic.twitter.com/XEmmC2Lsp1
— Unknown (@17_xcx) August 25, 2018
Few months ago, Lagos mainland folks were mocking the plight of the Islanders with witty tweets and memes over the flood. They blasted ‘Lekki people’ for paying so much only to live in an aquarium. Islanders blasted back at the insensitive shots. A couple of famous people got in the war of words too. The savagery was at an all time high.
It should however be noted that after flood ravished some parts of Lagos Island, rental prices in the Mainland continued an upward movement due to anticipated demand.
In some locations such as Surulere, Yaba, Obanikoro, Anthony and Maryland, New Telegraph gathered that landlords increased their rental prices by at least 71 per cent. Market survey showed that a three bedroom flat in Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere-Lagos went up to N1.2 million from N700,000.
Estate agents said that property owners might further increase house rents above 71 per cent on mainland. According to Principal Partner, Stephen Jagun and Co., Mr Stephen Jagun, an estate surveyor and valuer, rental prices for two bedroom flat in Ogudu have also risen to between N1.2 million and N1.5 million from N800,000.
Former President, Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Mr. Chucks Omeife, said that movement to the mainland would continue as long as there are rental spaces until a time when the location becomes saturated.
Recent experienced flooding of Victoria Island and the Lekki axis, Omeife said, would definitely affect rental cost and property cost, pointing out that many occupants and owners would start thinking of playing safe and securing their investment to a more stable environment.