From Classroom to Concrete: Hard Times Force Former Teacher to Live Under Lagos Bridge

“There’s no work in the city to survive on,” Hassan told reporters. “When I came here, I had nowhere to go. This man took pity on my situation and gave me space here.”

Hassan’s story sheds light on the struggle for affordable housing in Lagos, a megacity grappling with rapid urbanization. While some residents reportedly pay rent to stay under the bridge, Hassan claims he wasn’t charged.

His experience exposes the vulnerabilities of individuals like himself, forced into unconventional housing due to economic hardship.

Hassan’s plight raises questions about social safety nets and support systems for disadvantaged residents in Lagos. While Hassan didn’t elaborate on his future plans, his story serves as a stark reminder of the human cost of economic disparity in major cities.


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