Smell the money
The room housing generators behind the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital reeks of diesel. “Another way of saying that is, you can smell the money,” says Dr Olufemi Omolulu. “It costs a lot of money to run these generators. Sometimes we have to run them almost 24 hours.”
There was a jubilation
Mr John is a happy liquor salesman. His stall in the Iyana Ipaja market stays open well past dark since street lights came on. When it first happened, “there was a jubiliation….We opened drinks to give to people because of the light.” Traders feel safe because the hooligans who used to rob them have moved on. Mr John says sales are up by 50%.
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