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'Little spaces' make big difference in megacity Lagos

More than 80 parks have been installed since 1999, says official who has led green campaign
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 05:50
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POPULAR SPOT: The Falomo garden park in Lagos' Ikoyi district has been used for public gatherings, hosting a memorial display for the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram as well as anti-government 'Occupy Lagos' rallies in 2012.
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TAKING IT EASY: A man relaxing at Ojota Park in Lagos. The Lagos state govt has tried to install parks wherever possible, on congested roundabouts or patches of vacant land under bridges.

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FOR Monica Zunnyi-Abu, hosting her son's 10th birthday party in an unremarkable park in Nigeria's financial capital Lagos proved to be a revelation.

The small, rectangular Ndubuisi Kanu Park includes a well-groomed lawn, a jungle gym, a basketball court and some umbrella-