Lagos Riparian People
Dubbed – the Venice of Africa, Makoko is one of the many riparian communities in Lagos. Home to well over two hundred thousand inhabitants it is chiefly a fishing and lumbering community. Sprawling out from what was originally a small village back in the 18th century, it has now been consumed by Lagos, Nigeria’s largest and one of Africa?s richest city.
The fast growth of Lagos holds much promise for the future and in anticipation of this, huge numbers of people have been flooding into the already crowded metropolis. City leaders predict that within just a few decades Lagos could have 40million living within its boundaries, which would make it the most heavily populated city in the world.